Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday addressed the nation again and announced a 21-day lockdown across India starting today. The lockdown was announced as a precautionary measure given the critical situation of the country due to the coronavirus outbreak. He urged people to take the pandemic seriously and not cross the ‘Lakshman Rekha’ of their homes at any cost, reported HT.
The Ministry of Home Affairs also issued guidelines for the 21-day lockdown.
— ANI (@ANI) March 24, 2020
Soon after PM’s speech, many B-Town celebs also took to social media and requested their followers to adhere to the lockdown protocol.
Urging people to stay at home, Asha Bhosle wrote:
I’ve lived thru many epidemics including plague, smallpox, TB, polio etc & several wars including world war 2 & though this pandemic is bad, we shall overcome it. Stay home as ordered & we shall be fine @PMOIndia
— ashabhosle (@ashabhosle) March 24, 2020
Actor Anil Kapoor wasn’t far behind in encouraging to support the lockdown.
— Anil Kapoor (@AnilKapoor) March 24, 2020
The power couple Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli also urged people to follow government protocols in tackling the coronavirus.
— Anushka Sharma (@AnushkaSharma) March 25, 2020
‘Thappad’ actor Taapsee Pannu took to Twitter and said that these days are not a lot for us in return for our lives.
21 days !
Not a lot for us in return of our lives.
Let’s do this everyone ! 💪🏼
And hopefully by the end of THIS lockdown we surely will have a reason n time to celebrate. Until then let’s get through one day at a time.
— taapsee pannu (@taapsee) March 24, 2020
‘Kabir Singh’ actor Shahid Kapoor also urged people to be at home and stay safe.
Reassuring people that this too shall pass, Rishi Kapoor tweeted:
Good morning all. I totally believe in this. This shall happen by Gods grace! pic.twitter.com/EuSzY0kiSV
— Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) March 25, 2020
One for all, all for one. Let us do what we have to do. We have no option. We will all keep one another busy and entertained for the coming time. No worries. No panic. Sala isko bhi dekh lenge. PM ji don’t worry we are with you! Jai Hind.
— Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) March 24, 2020
Kangana Ranaut’s sister Rangoli Chandel agreed with the 3 weeks lockdown, calling it a pathbreaking action.
We are so fortunate to have a strong leader like @narendramodi ji, I am pretty sure these 3 weeks will prove to be most crucial in our fight against Corona and will be remembered as a path breaking action when we will look back at this phase … Jai Hind 🙏
— Rangoli Chandel (@Rangoli_A) March 24, 2020
Many other well-known B-town celebs, from Riteish Deshmukh to Neha Dhupia and Shreya Ghoshal, also supported the 21-day lockdown.
Here’s what they said.
Our Prime Minster @narendramodi ji has announced a 21 day nationwide lockdown. A great step to fight corona. Nothing is more important than our lives. My family and I are staying at home, requesting you to do the same 🙏🏼 #StayAtHomeSaveLives
— Tamannaah Bhatia (@tamannaahspeaks) March 24, 2020
Guys !! 21 days – We can do this !!! Please don’t go crazy stocking up things. Be safe everyone . This maybe the reset the earth needs so desperately. Please stay at home and stay safe and sane !! #IndiaFightsCorona 🇮🇳
— Huma S Qureshi (@humasqureshi) March 24, 2020
Jai Hind!!! 🙏🏽🙏🏽 together as a nation we can overcome this pandemic. https://t.co/QlvdqJnR5m
— Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) March 24, 2020
21 days VS a lifetime … #StayAtHome
— Neha Dhupia (@NehaDhupia) March 24, 2020
— Shreya Ghoshal (@shreyaghoshal) March 24, 2020
A much needed and powerful decision by the honourable PM @narendramodi. One hundred percent in solidarity with the upcoming 21 day national lockdown. Stay in to stay safe. Let’s do this. #COiROadparNAnikle #IndiaFightsCorona #JantaCurfew #21Days
— Nimrat Kaur (@NimratOfficial) March 24, 2020
We must respect & appreciate the sacrifices that our adults in the various fields are doing but we MUST SALUTE & RESPECT their CHILDREN who too are giving sacrifices…🙏😘💖🤗#21daylockdown #coronavirusindia #CoronavirusLockdown pic.twitter.com/4nzM72nreH
— Adnan Sami (@AdnanSamiLive) March 25, 2020
— Salman Khan Films (@SKFilmsOfficial) March 25, 2020
Came to the village for a week's isolation. Now here for next 21 days. Now missing home too. But the lockdown was essential and this too shall pass. After this tragic intervention we might actually inhabit a more sensitive, united and civilised planet. That hope keeps me going.
— Hansal Mehta (@mehtahansal) March 24, 2020
We know staying at home 24×7 for the next three weeks is a huge task. But at the rate in which the novel coronavirus is reducing the world population, it is sensible to stay at home. Jaan bachi toh laakho pae, right?