In his yet another address to the nation during coronavirus , this time a video message, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has now urged people to switch off lights of their homes at 9 pm for nine minutes on April 5 and light up lamps, candles, mobile flashlights to display the nation’s collective spirit to defeat coronavirus.
The prime minister said people should maintain social distancing and not form groups while lighting up lamps. He said the people should stay indoors.
#WATCH PM Modi: I request all of you to switch off all the lights of your house on 5th April at 9 PM for 9 minutes, and just light a candle, ‘diya’, or mobile’s flashlight, to mark our fight against #coronavirus pic.twitter.com/wpNiEJurBm
— ANI (@ANI) April 3, 2020
He also said that people displayed unprecedented discipline and sense of service during the nationwide coronavirus lockdown that started on March 24 for a period of 21 days.
“My dear countrymen, this is the 9th day of nationwide lockdown against corona global epidemic today. During this time, all of you showed precedented discipline and a sense of service. That’s phenomenal,” he said.
He expressed gratitude towards countrymen for participating in ‘Janata curfew’ on March 22 and said it has become “an example for all countries” today as they are following it.