Amid the coronavirus outbreak, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has instructed Bhartiya Janata Party members to avoid any protests in public till April 15, MP Manoj Tiwari said on Tuesday outside parliament. “The Prime Minister has instructed party and around the country and in places where we are in opposition we will avoid protests on road and will convey our views in small groups or through video conferencing,” Manoj Tiwari said.
He added that the Prime Minister also thanked people working in airports and hospital for their efforts in containing the deadly virus.
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“We will now proceed to distribute masks and sanitizers among the general public,” Tiwari added. The government on Tuesday suggested closure of all schools, colleges, universities, gyms, museums, cultural and social centres, swimming pools and theatres till March 31. Many states, including Maharashtra, have already closed educational institutions.
With several new cases of novel coronavirus infections reported in India on Tuesday, the number of COVID-19 patients in India climbed to 147, up from 114 a day earlier.
On Sunday, Prime Minister Modi addressed his fellow SAARC leaders on fighting the Covid-19 and proposed an emergency fund for the cause.
Working together is the best way to overcome this menace.
The way ahead lies in :
Collaboration not Confusion.
Preparation not Panic.
We have to fight this battle together, and we have to win it together.
Our neighbourhood collaboration should be a model for the world.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 15, 2020