"Do Not Hoard Essentials, There Will Be No Shortage": PM's Top Quotes

At least 173 have been affected by the outbreak in India so far, and four people have died including a man in Punjab today.

PM Modi adddressed the nation over coronavirus and efforts to combat it.

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today addressed the nation over the on-going coronavirus pandemic across the world and the efforts to combat it. This address comes after the Prime Minister chaired a review meeting to discuss the measures to contain COVID-19 yesterday. At least 173 have been affected by the outbreak in India so far, and four people have died including a man in Punjab today.

Here are top 10 quotes from PM Modi's speech on coronavirus

  1. Please stay indoors over the next few weeks unless absolutely necessary.

  2. Please follow Janata Curfew on Sunday from 7 am to 9 pm. All citizens must abide by this.

  3. We have to be responsible citizens, respect the orders of central and state governments.

  4. Do not hoard food and other items - we are taking steps to ensure no shortage.

  5. Major impact on economy, task force led by Finance Minister formed to address it.

  6. Please thank all those people who are providing us these services. At 5 pm on Sunday, stand on balconies or doorsteps or windows and for 5 minutes, express your gratitude to them by clapping, ringing bells.

  7. The world is passing through a huge crisis, more countries affected than World War 1 and 2. 

  8. India has met this challenge with grit and determination. But recently, a feeling that we're safe now and can let down our guard.  This is not correct. 

  9. When there is no cure for this, we need to remain healthy.  Follow restraint, avoid crowds, and do not leave the house. Social distancing is essential.

  10. If you think you can roam around as usual and feel you will not be at risk, this is incorrect; you are endangering yourself and your family.