Rohit Sharma urges people to stand up with the health warriors and defeat COVID-19

NEW DELHI: Indian Swordsman Batter Rohit Sharma On Sunday he urged compatriots to join the great team of India to express solidarity with the front-line warriors who fight against coronavirus pandemic lighting diyas and lamps tonight at 9 pm on the call made by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi .

On Twitter he wrote: Team India, we can't go wrong with this recipe. Our life depends on winning this test match. Show your solidarity, join us at The Great Team India Huddle today April 5 at 9 p.m. for 9 minutes. Light to Fight. You are with me? @Narendramodi.

Earlier, in a video message, the Prime Minister had asked citizens to turn off all lights in their homes at 9pm on Sunday (April 5) and to stand at their doors or windows with a candle, say and torch for 9 minutes to show solidarity between them in the battle against the COVID-19 .

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This is a follow-up to the 'Taali, thali' event held on March 22, the day the 'Janata curfew' was observed across the country.

Modi had reminded people to be on their terrace and balconies and clap to express their gratitude for all those who were 'working 24/7' to fight COVID-19.