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‘Keep indoors & wholesome’: India holds nationwide coronavirus ‘self-curfew’ drill

‘Stay indoors & healthy’: India holds nationwide coronavirus ‘self-curfew’ drill


As part of a drill to extend the Covid-19 pandemic consciousness and put together for the worst, India has launched a 14-hour ‘self curfew’ to check Indians’ readiness for social isolation and quarantine.

“Allow us to all be part of this curfew, which is able to add super energy to the combat towards Covid-19 menace,” India’s PM Narendra Modi tweeted minutes earlier than the ‘self-curfew’ went into impact.

The steps we take now will assist in the occasions to come back.

Whereas there shall be no penalties for going exterior of the home, Indians had been suggested to remain residence to check their very own preparedness for isolation and social distancing in case of emergency.

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With a comparatively low variety of 315 infections and solely Four deaths to date, but paying attention to the crises in different states, India is making ready for the worst and testing its healthcare disaster response  techniques.

“Science nonetheless doesn’t have a vaccine for [the coronavirus]. The pattern in nations reveals it explodes after a couple of benign weeks,” warned Modi in his handle to the nation on Friday, lest Indians be lulled into considering they’re by some means resistant to the Covid-19 illness that killed over 13,000 folks amongst some 300,000 contaminated globally.

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