On March 19 Honorable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi addressed the nation regarding the necessary actions required for COVID-19 outbreak. He asked the people to stay at their homes in order to avoid spread of the pandemic and maintain hygiene along with social distancing. He appealed everyone to work from home and not step out till it was an utmost necessity.
Mr. Modi asked the nation to observe ‘Janta Curfew’ on Sunday March 22 from 7 am to 9 pm.
Along with the curfew he also urged the masses to step in their balconies for five minutes at 5 pm and appreciate the efforts of doctors, nurses and healthcare staff who are working on the frontlines of this outbreak.
While we have been asked to stay at home, their worked has increased a multifold and requires them to be at a potential risk of contracting the virus. To show their gratitude people did step out to laud these warriors by clapping and beating utensils.
Bollywood did the same. Big names like Akshay Kumar, Karan Johar, The Bachchans, Hrithik Roshan, Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone, Katrina Kaif, Vicky Kaushal, Bhumi Pednekar, Kiara Advani and many more uploaded pictures and videos on social media showing their support and gratitude for the medical personnel.
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Some took a plate and spoon to express their support. This was not all, comedian Kapil Sharma took it up a notch with Mika Singh. The duo played drums to extend their wishes!
Many major Bollywood projects have been put on hold due to the virus, the latest one being Sooryavanshi. Ranveer Singh’s 83 has been put on hold, all production and shooting activities have been suspended looking into the welfare of the crew.
Let’s hope that the virus is curbed at the earliest without losing lives and we can get back to living normal.