The count of COVID-19 cases in India has crossed 300 and the virus is rapidly spreading. In order to control this situation, the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi requested citizens to observe a 14-hour 'Janta Curfew' today from 7am to 9 pm.
The PM has requested people to stay indoors during the hours of curfew. All public transportation including metros have been suspended on this day.
In light of the Janta Curfew, people from across the country are sharing pictures of deserted roads and markets.
ONE INDIA ONE PEOPLE - BRAVO 🇮🇳!!! pic.twitter.com/SWX91WWd7I— Suniel Shetty (@SunielVShetty) March 22, 2020
Have seen this view many times from my hotel room over the years but not with less than 1000 cars on it........#India is having a curfew today for 14 hours to fight #covid_19 it’s looks like it’s being followed 🙏🙏🙏— Mike Hesson (@CoachHesson) March 22, 2020
.#jantacurfew #modi #stayathome #corona #covid_19 #seagate pic.twitter.com/KsY5adOjQX
#JantaCurfew This is Marathahalli bridge right now! Thank You Bangaloreans! For responding to PM @narendramodi call.— Shannu Kaw (@ShannuKaw) March 22, 2020
(If u are not from Bangalore, you won't appreciate what a miracle this is) pic.twitter.com/ejfeLZIoLR
Delhi: A flock of pigeons gather in Connaught Place area, as people restrict their movement in the national capital amid #JantaCurfew today announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. pic.twitter.com/axyxt8fUxX— ANI (@ANI) March 22, 2020
The PM has also asked citizens to step out into their balconies at 5pm to clap for those who are working despite everything. This includes the healthcare workers, delivery executives and others who don't have the option of working from home.
Stay safe, stay indoors.