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India observes Janata Curfew

India Observes Janata Curfew

India observed Janata Curfew yesterday in response to the call given by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to fight against COVID-19. The response was overwhelming. Millions of Indians voluntarily stayed at home and showed their solidarity.

Many shared their experience of participating in the Janata Curfew and staying at home on social media. While some of them wanted to lockdown the country for the next two weeks for effective control of coronavirus, some others hoped to move out from this phase soon by controlling it effectively.

All streets in major cities across the country wore a deserted look due to Janata Curfew. People enjoyed staying at home as they wanted to prevent the risk of community spreading phase. Only a bare number of vehicles were on the road.

As asked by PM Modi, Indians applauded health workers at 5:00 p.m. While they were supposed to start at 5:00 p.m. and continue for five minutes, people started clapping and ringing bells before 5:00 p.m. and continued for more than five minutes.

Meanwhile, many states announced complete or partial lockdown. These include Delhi, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Bihar and Punjab.

The central government advised keeping 75 districts from various states under complete lockdown after a high-level meeting between representatives of both the Centre and state governments.

Three more deaths were reported yesterday due to COVID-19. Maharashtra recorded its second death.

The total number of coronavirus cases climbed to 360. All passenger trains have been cancelled by Indian Railways and metro services also stopped in many cities till March 31.

Ban on international flights from landing in India came into effect yesterday. It will continue for a week.

As Delhi is under complete lockdown, no domestic flight would be allowed to land there.

Several political parties decided not to attend Parliament from today and directed their MPs to follow it.

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