First, it was the Italians singing arias from their balconies in a series of musical flash mobs. Now the French and Spanish have been publicly applauding their healthcare workers in a show of appreciation for health heroes at the frontline in the fight against coronavirus, and they have been sharing the results on Twitter.
Indians have started to worry as the coronavirus has started to spread in India Given the contradictory signals on social distancing, Indians concerned about the crisis looked to Modi to provide leadership and deliver an unambiguous public health message particularly on the politically charged issue of religious gatherings. Their hopes were raised this week when his office declared the prime minister would deliver a much-awaited Thursday-night address to the nation on the crisis.
In his 28-minute prime time speech, Modi called for a self-imposed Janata [or public] curfew to be observed on Sunday from 7 am to 9 pm. “March 22 will be a symbol of our effort, of our self-restraint and our resolve to fulfill our duty in service of the nation,” Modi declared.
The prime minister then called on Indians to come to their windows and balconies at 5 pm on Sunday to display their support for healthcare workers. “We will clap our hands, beat our plates, ring our bells to boost their morale and salute their service,” he added.
Sarah said that the children adore the Prime minister Modi as he is really working hard to tackle the coronavirus and we should all come out in support of each other