From Gautam Gambhir, Virat Kohli to Anil Kumble: Reactions pour in after PM Modi announces 21 days lockdown in India

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Gautam Gambhir, Narendra Modi (Pic Source: Twitter)

India Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Tuesday, announced complete lockdown in the country, as part of the central government’s stringent efforts to tackle coronavirus pandemic.


“Today, I am going to announce a very important measure in our fight against Covid-19. The entire country will be under lockdown from today. The complete lockdown will come into effect from midnight tonight,” PM Modi said in his address to the nation.

“This lockdown will be in place for 21 days and more stringent than Janta Curfew,” he added.


The Prime Minister described the situation in different countries due to the virus that has infected more than 3.5 lakh people and killed over 16,000.

“This virus has been spreading very fast across the world. It spreads like wildfire. Looking at the experience of these countries, and what the experts say, the only successful way to tackle the spread of the virus is social distancing,” said the Prime Minister.

“Some people believe that social distancing is only for those who are infected with the disease. It’s not true, and this thought will be detrimental for you, for me and for everyone. Social distancing is for everyone, even for the Prime Minister,” PM Modi added further.


Indian cricket community including Gautam Gautam, Virat Kohli, Anil Kumble and Virender Sehwag lauded PM Modi’s decision. And asked the citizens of the country to stay at home, wash hands regularly, eat healthy food items, and keep social distancing during the Covid-19 lockdown.

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