March 22, 5 PM: Save the date and say 'Thank You'
New Delhi : Addressing the people of India over coronavirus outbreak, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday evening appealed to all Indians to take part in thanking healthcare providers by clapping from their homes on March 22 at 5 pm.
"For the last 2 months, millions are working day and night in hospitals and airports and those serving others by not taking care of themselves. On March 22, at 5'o clock, we should stand on our doorways, balconies, in our windows and keep clapping hands and ringing the bells for 5 mins to salute and encourage them," said Prime Minister Modi in an address to the nation.
"I also request the local administration of the entire country. On 22 March, at 5 o'clock inform people about this with the sound of siren," he said.
Meanwhile, he also asked people to impose janta curfew on March 22 from 7 AM to 9 PM. "Social distancing measures are very important at this time," he asserted.