New Delhi, March 25 -- : United Nations Resident Coordinator in India, Renata Dessallien, on Wednesday welcomed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's strategy of a 21-day nation-wide lockdown to curtail the spread of the coronavirus.

She also commended the Prime Minister's call for social distancing, an important step to flatten the curve of the deadly disease.

Dessallien said, "The UN system in India is fully mobilised and ready to further step up its support to the Government of India to fight COVID-19. I believe that if we work together, we can overcome one of the greatest health threats of our lifetimes."

UN agencies, including the World Health Organisation (WHO) and UNICEF, are at the forefront of the coronavirus response and is with the g...