Sunday, April 5, 2020

PM Modi urges India to light candles, diyas at 9 pm on Sunday

 Video grab shows Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the nation on COVID-19 via a video message, in New Delhi. PTI photo

New Delhi: As coronavirus cases continued to mount across India despite the
nationwide lockdown, Prime Minister Narendra Modi exhorted people on Friday
morning to switch off their lights at home and light candles, diyas or even display
their mobile phone torches for nine minutes at 9 pm on Sunday, April 5, to
demonstrate the country’s "collective resolve" to defeat the pandemic.

Mindful of the overenthusiastic response to his earlier appeal to people to show their appreciation for doctors, health workers and other essential services’ personnel by clapping, clanging plates and blowing conches during the March 22 "janata curfew", which led to some overzealous people crowding on the streets, Mr Modi asked people in his 11-minute video message on Friday to maintain the "lakshman rekha" of social distancing by staying indoors and not gather in groups, and to light the candles or lamps only from their balconies or

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1 comment:

TSE said...

Fortunately, we see a change in the slope of hospitalizations and deaths for the better.

Despite the favorable change in the slope of hospitalizations and deaths, we are still looking at some pretty grim statistics unless we quickly see further changes for the better.

IF the current trends continue, we are looking at 100,000 cumulative hospitalizations by April 11 (call it mid-month) and 100,000 deaths by April 21 (call it end of the month).

I suspect we will see more slope changes, yet I am pessimistic about states late to the lockdown party like Florida and Texas.