Act against ha­rassers of med staff: Modi

PM: Ma­hab­harat took 18 days, this war will take 21

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - FRONT PAGE -

PM Naren­dra Modi on Wed­nes­day said the 21day na­tional lock­down to con­tain the spread of coro­n­avirus was bound to cause dis­rup­tions but the choice was stark as so­cial dis­tanc­ing and iso­la­tion were the best means to en­sure the dis­ease did not spread.

In a video in­ter­ac­tion with res­i­dents of Varanasi, the PM said, “The dif­fi­cul­ties are go­ing to be there for only 21 days but the dam­age that coro­n­avirus will cause if it does not go away can­not be cal­cu­lated.”

Modi said the bat­tle of Ma­hab­harata was won in 18 days, and the one against co

PM Modi said in­ci­dents of ha­rass­ment faced by med­i­cal pro­fes­sion­als and air­line crews are deeply pain­ful. He said states had been asked to take ac­tion to curb such cases against es­sen­tial staff.

ron­avirus was go­ing to take 21 days. “Our en­deav­our is to win it in 21 days. Whereas Lord Kr­ishna was the gen­eral and the guide in Ma­hab­harata, the bat­tle against coro­n­avirus will be led by 130 crore In­di­ans,” he said.

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