New Delhi: India captain Virat Kohli has hailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s appeal for “Janta Curfew” on March 22 (Sunday) to fight the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country.

In his address to the nation on Thursday night (March 19), PM Modi asked citizens to remain at home from 7 am to 9 pm on Sunday and observe “Janta Curfew”. This move was praised by Kohli and asked citizens to follow it.

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With no cricket in India due to coronavirus, Kohli took to the micro-blogging website Twitter to react to PM Modi’s appeal.

He wrote, “Be alert, attentive and aware to combat the threat posed by the Covid 19. We, as responsible citizens, need to adhere to the norms put in place for our safety as announced by our Honourable Prime Minister Shri @NarendraModi ji. #IndiaFightsCorona (sic).”

In another tweet, the skipper said, “Also, special mention to all the medical professionals in the country and around the globe for all the efforts being put in to fight the #CoronaVirus. Let's support them by taking care of ourself and everybody around us by maintaining good personal hygeine. #IndiaFightsCorona (sic).”

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has cancelled all domestic matches in India. It has deferred the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2020) till April 15. Kohli’s team Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) cancelled their training camp in Bengaluru.