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Coronavirus: Harbhajan Singh to Saina Nehwal to Rani Rampal: Sports fraternity urges people to support Janata Curfew

New Delhi, March 20: The sports fraternity has lauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call for a Janta Curfew from 7 am to 9 pm on March 22 and sought people's cooperation for the same to deal with the coronavirus outbreak.

In his address to the nation on Thursday, PM Modi made a fervent appeal to all Indians to stay indoors as much as possible to avoid getting infected by the coronavirus, saying the world has never seen a danger as grave as this.

He called for a Janata Curfew, saying no citizen, barring those in essential services, should go out of their houses.

"Even World War I and II did not affect as many countries as coronavirus has done," Modi said in a national broadcast.

Asking people to sacrifice "some weeks of yours, some time of yours", Modi said given that coronavirus has no cure yet, the only way to stay safe is to stay indoors.

"I request all people in the country to get out of the house only when it is extremely necessary, try and do all work from home," he said.

Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju and several athletes took to their social media handles and requested the fellow countrymen to self-quarantine themselves.

This is what they had to say:

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Story first published: Friday, March 20, 2020, 16:27 [IST]
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