Chennai, Mar 21 (PTI) Tamil Superstar Rajinikanth on
Saturday backed Prime Minister Narendra Modi''s call for ''Janta
Curfew'' and said everyone should stay indoors.
The 69-year-old actor said the virus was at its second
stage in India and appealed to people to stay indoors so that
it can be prevented entering the third stage.
"We can prevent the virus entering third stage if
people stay indoors and for that Prime Minister Narendra Modi
has announced Janta Curfew on March 22," Rajinikanth said in a
The Italian government had announced a similar curfew
but people did not heed it and because of that lot of lives
were lost to the pandemic and that kind of situation should
not occur in India, the veteran actor said.
"Everyone including senior citizens and youngsters
should extend their cooperation on March 22," he said.
The actor also praised medical professionals, saying
they were working selflessly to prevent the spread of the
virus and "as per the words of Prime Minister let us join to
appreciate them and pray for their well-being at 5 pm on March
Meanwhile, actor-politician Kamal Haasan encouraged
people to follow ''social distancing'' to prevent the spread of
virus and appealed to them not to take part in large
"By following that, you are preventing the virus from
affecting you and your dear ones," the Makkal Needhi Maiam
president said in a video message.
"Stay indoors and ensure you spend time with family and
try to be responsible. Maintain social distance and stay
safe," he added.PTI VIJ SA
Disclaimer :- This story has not been edited by Outlook staff and is auto-generated from news agency feeds. Source: PTI
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