Addressing people of his parliamentary constituency of Varanasi via video Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the Mahabharata war was won in 18 days but this war against coronavirus will take 21 days.
He was referring to the 21-day nation-wide lockdown announced by him on March 24.
Mr. Modi pointed out that around 1 lakh people infected with COVID-19 are recovering and this also needs to be highlighted.
Full guidelines from Home Ministry on services that are to be available during 21-day lockdown
The PM announced that the Centre has tied up with WhatsApp to create a helpdesk for providing credible information on coronavirus. The number is 9013151515.