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PM Modi Announces A Nationwide Lockdown From Midnight To Fight Coronavirus Outbreak

In his second address to the nation on coronavirus, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced allocation of Rs. 15,000 crore towards the efforts to combat coronavirus by strengthening public health sector

Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged the country's 1.3 billion citizens to stay indoors and follow the lockdown to protect themselves from the fast-spreading coronavirus

New Delhi: With the mission fight coronavirus and break the chain of infection, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his second address to the nation on the pandemic, announced a complete lockdown in the whole country from midnight. During his first address, PM Modi called for a “Janata Curfew” on Sunday, a 14-hour self-quarantine to fight the spread of coronavirus which has infected over 500 people in India and has killed 9 people. He said,

Janta Curfew was made successful by each indian citizes. They have exhibited that when it comes to national security, we are one. You all need to be admired for the success of Junta Curfew.

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He further said that social distancing in the only option to combat coronavirus. That is to remain apart from each other. To ensure that each citizen of the country follow the social distancing, the PM while announcing the lockdown said,

From 12 midnight, entire country will go under complete lockdown. The lockdown will be for 21 days — three weeks. This lockdown is in a way a curfew and would be more stringent than the Janata curfew. To break the chain of spread, 21 days of lockdown is absolutely necessary. If we don’t manage these 21 days, the country will be set back by 21 years. Some families will be destroyed forever.

However, he reassured the citizens that the essential services will be running fine and efforts will be made by the government to continue the supply of necessities.

Another major announcement made by the PM during his address is the allocation of Rs 15,000 crore for treatment of coronavirus and for strengthening the public health scenario in the country. He said,

We may have to pay a financial cost for this lockdown but it is important for the safety of people. Be it Italy or the US, they have the best healthcare. Despite that these countries couldn’t stop the impact. We need to strengthen our public health system.

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He said that the sum of Rs. 15,000 crore will be used in improving testing facilities related to coronavirus, increasing the number of personal protective equipment, isolation beds, ICU (Intensive Care Unit) beds and ventilators. The number of other necessary equipment will be increased rapidly, he said.

While concluding his address, PM Modi said that except social distancing, there is no other way to remain safe from corona. He urged everyone to contribute in breaking the chain of infection by staying at home. He also asked every citizen to pray for those doctors, nurses, ambulance drivers, media person, policemen and sanitation workers, who are taking risks to save life of others. He also asked people to refrain from believing any kind of rumours and superstition and only follow the instruction of medical experts and government advisories.

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World

22,90,75,864Cases
19,16,26,474Active
3,27,49,574Recovered
46,99,816Deaths
Coronavirus has spread to 195 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 22,90,75,864 and 46,99,816 have died; 19,16,26,474 are active cases and 3,27,49,574 have recovered as on September 21, 2021 at 3:56 am.

India

3,35,04,534 26,115Cases
3,09,5758,606Active
3,27,49,574 34,469Recovered
4,45,385 252Deaths
In India, there are 3,35,04,534 confirmed cases including 4,45,385 deaths. The number of active cases is 3,09,575 and 3,27,49,574 have recovered as on September 21, 2021 at 2:30 am.

State Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths
Maharashtra

65,24,498 2,583

45,229 1,281

63,40,723 3,836

1,38,546 28

Kerala

45,24,158 15,692

1,67,578 6,623

43,32,897 22,223

23,683 92

Karnataka

29,68,543 677

14,386 1,025

29,16,530 1,678

37,627 24

Tamil Nadu

26,47,041 1,661

16,984 15

25,94,697 1,623

35,360 23

Andhra Pradesh

20,39,529 839

14,388 311

20,11,063 1,142

14,078 8

Uttar Pradesh

17,09,680 11

194 4

16,86,599 15

22,887

West Bengal

15,62,173 524

7,810 96

15,35,699 608

18,664 12

Delhi

14,38,517 20

379 8

14,13,053 28

25,085

Odisha

10,20,754 510

4,947 96

10,07,666 600

8,141 6

Chhattisgarh

10,05,094 38

297 7

9,91,234 43

13,563 2

Rajasthan

9,54,263 9

91 10

9,45,218 19

8,954

Gujarat

8,25,737 14

133 3

8,15,522 17

10,082

Madhya Pradesh

7,92,402 8

96 0

7,81,789 8

10,517

Haryana

7,70,746 13

340 6

7,60,598 7

9,808

Bihar

7,25,901 7

69 1

7,16,173 8

9,659

Telangana

6,63,662 208

4,991 14

6,54,765 220

3,906 2

Punjab

6,01,323 59

307 10

5,84,517 38

16,499 31

Assam

5,98,423 455

4,984 72

5,87,632 517

5,807 10

Jharkhand

3,48,125 9

55 1

3,42,937 10

5,133

Uttarakhand

3,43,393 11

267 6

3,35,736 17

7,390

Jammu And Kashmir

3,28,069 128

1,461 32

3,22,191 159

4,417 1

Himachal Pradesh

2,17,140 234

1,616 54

2,11,871 177

3,653 3

Goa

1,75,583 85

810 36

1,71,478 48

3,295 1

Puducherry

1,25,517 54

867 56

1,22,818 109

1,832 1

Manipur

1,18,673 178

2,183 6

1,14,658 183

1,832 1

Tripura

83,905 51

346 10

82,750 40

809 1

Mizoram

81,460 1,731

15,140 1,008

66,057 721

263 2

Meghalaya

79,667 174

1,896 5

76,391 168

1,380 1

Chandigarh

65,188 7

41 4

64,329 3

818

Arunachal Pradesh

54,126 56

410 12

53,444 67

272 1

Sikkim

30,971 16

654 59

29,937 74

380 1

Nagaland

30,907 43

467 17

29,786 59

654 1

Ladakh

20,737 7

138 4

20,392 3

207

Dadra And Nagar Haveli

10,670

0 1

10,666 1

4

Lakshadweep

10,359 3

8 3

10,300

51

Andaman And Nicobar Islands

7,600

13 0

7,458

129

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