Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the country regarding our current fight against COVID-19. The PM declared a nationwide janta curfew on March 22 and even made a special request. He asked people in India to step out into their balconies and clap because how else will you get through a boring ass Sunday?
This event will take place at 5pm, so prepare your palms. This is being done to honour those who are working despite the quarantine situation. This includes doctors, nurses, and other professionals who can't afford to give up on their jobs. And to be honest, it's not like we had any plans during quarantine anyway, issi bahane we'll get out of bed and step into the sunlight.
Twitter specifically can't overlook the fact that this idea comes days after Italy's singing videos went viral. Can we top the Italians?
clap hands and plates, ring bells for 5 minutes.... pic.twitter.com/CwduIMu5iL— FancyShmancy (@extradecoction) March 19, 2020
Italy waale musical instruments le kar videos bana rahe the. Sunday aane do, tumko na dikhaya ki balcony mein kaise kachche baniyaan sukhaate hain toh kehna.— camardard pnkj 🇮🇳 (@AskThePankazzzz) March 19, 2020
I agree with everything the PM said. It's a good speech. Share its message widely!— Vir Das (@thevirdas) March 19, 2020
And spending a sunday like I've pretty much spent every single sunday....ain't that bad.
I'll even do the Italian thing at 5pm 🙂
PM: Express appreciation for 5 minutes at 5 pm this Sunday, for all those health professionals who are working round the clock to keep us safe.— Anand Ranganathan (@ARanganathan72) March 19, 2020
A wonderful thought. Yes I will.
This is such a reassuring and measured little speech by Modi. I feel he has my back. #PMModiOnCorona
Leaders in the world: citizens don’t have to pay bills, stay inside, be prepared, this is a war, more facts that people want to war— Alankrutha (@alankruthahaha) March 19, 2020
M*di: if ur happy and u know it clap ur hands 👏🏼 👏🏼
If you're grateful and you know it, clap your hands. But at 5 pm on the 22nd.— Kevin Lee (@kevinkennethlee) March 19, 2020
It's all good.— Meghnad (@Memeghnad) March 19, 2020
We just have to stay indoors on Sunday, then come outside for a few minutes to clap and then go back inside.
It's all good.
Italians: *Stand in Balconies, sing and play instruments*— Meghnad (@Memeghnad) March 19, 2020
World: "Aww! Look at these Italians! So nice!"
Modiji: "Hold my Beer..."
"RISE 1.2 BILLION PEOPLE! RISE! COME OUT IN YOUR BALCONIES AND CLAP YOUR HANDS!"
So for those who missed it, Janta curfew from 22 March , 7 am to 9 pm. Going out only for essentials allowed. All clap your hands and ring bells at 5 PM , 22 mar for 5 mins. You all responsible for everything, we have no plans, take care of yourself so we come out successful pic.twitter.com/7lRxHRzEj3— Prabha پربھا (@deepsealioness) March 19, 2020
Sir. Go Karonaa Go is not working.— Sahil Shah 🇮🇳 (@SahilBulla) March 19, 2020
Let's all clap together at 5pm? Maybe the sound will drive it away?
Modi ji please bombay people don't have balconies to go and clap outside at 5pm— Shreemi Verma (@shreemiverma) March 19, 2020
He asked Indians to clap for 5 mins at 5 pm on Sunday. Did NOT offer any relief package. Oh yeah and part of the speech was totally ripped off from Merkel's: praise for medical professionals and supermarket employees. He added delivery guys.— Sanam Roohi (@sanamroohi) March 19, 2020
Italy's balcony timepass is India's national disaster policy.— Shireen (@shireenazam) March 19, 2020
1 day curfew, clapping at 5 pm = death to corona— Copylation (@twitface27) March 19, 2020
Regardless, it is necessary to keep in mind that there are those who are at the frontline of this war against Coronavirus. And we need to do everything we can, from staying in quarantine to encouraging them.