Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while addressing the nation on the coronavirus outbreak on Thursday (19 March), appealed to the citizens of the country to follow a ‘janta curfew’ between 7 am and 9 pm on 22 March. He urged people to put themselves under self-isolation and help combat the spread of the infection.
Bollywood has extended support to the PM, urging their fans to follow his request and stay at home. Kartik Aaryan took to social media to upload a video, wherein he can be seen delivering a monologue about how self-isolation is very important.
Starting with the hashtag #CoronaStopKaroNa, Kartik spoke about how the big companies have provided the work from home facility to their employees in order to stop the spread of coronvirus. He also stressed on the fact that a number of film releases and events have been delayed due to the pandemic.
Appreciating the PM’s initiative, Akshay Kumar tweeted, “An excellent initiative by PM Narendra Modiji…this Sunday, March 22 from 7 am to 9 pm let’s all join in the #JantaCurfew and show the world we are together in this. #SocialDistancing”
Sona Mohapatra took to social media to say that the call for the curfew is an indication of the “tough times” and everyone should be united.
Varun Dhawan also added that he will be taking part in the curfew.
Taking to Twitter, Anushka Sharma and Amitabh Bachchan said that this is the time to adhere to the precautionary measures listed by PM Narendra Modi.