Prime Minister Narendra Modi is sharing a video message with countrymen shortly amid a nationwide lockdown to combat the Coronavirus outbreak.
The Coronavirus pandemic continues its grip around the globe with no signs of ebbing away in countries outside China. The global tally of the total number of people infected by coronavirus as of Friday crossed 1,000,000 and the death toll from the disease exceeded 50,000.
The number of positive cases of coronavirus in India has soared to 2,331 with the death toll reaching 73, according to a tally maintained by PTI based on information provided by state governments.
9:07 AM: Do not assemble anywhere, maintain social distancing while lighting the candles on April 5, stresses PM Modi.
9:06 AM: On April 5 at 9 PM, I want your nine minutes: turn off all lights and light a candle, lamp, torch or the mobile flash lights outside your homes or on balconies to challenge the Coronavirus.