PM Modi: Don't use alcohol based hand sanitizer while lighting up lamps

The government cautioned people on Saturday against using alcohol-based hand sanitisers before lighting candles or diyas on Sunday because they are flammable. On Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged people to switch off lights at home and light lamps, candles or switching on cell phone torches at 9 p.m. on April 5 to demonstrate the "collective resolve" of the country to fight the novel coronavirus.

by Niranjani Jesentha Kumari Prabagararaj

Updated: Apr 05, 2020 16:07 IST

Tags: India Corona
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PM Modi urged people to maintain social distance

Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged people in today's # 9pm9minute event to maintain social distance, remain indoors and not form groups while lighting lamps. He said, one must never cross the social distancing 'Lakshman Rekha.'

Mr. Modi also said that the manner in which people paid gratitude to those who fought against COVID-19 on the 22nd of last month has become a pattern that other countries imitate. He added that in this difficult period, Janata Curfew and the ringing of bells made the country's people conscious of their unity.

Citizens are advised not to use alcohol-based sanitizer as it is flammable to light diyas and candles at 9 PM today.

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