Indians all over the country are staying indoors as part of a self-imposed quarantine to help stop the spread of the novel coronavirus. The ‘Janata Curfew’ began at 7 am on Sunday morning and will last till 9 pm. The national exercise to counter the COVID-19 threat was suggested by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday. The ‘Janata Curfew’ is an attempt to break the chain of coronavirus infections.
Meanwhile, two people, a 63-year-old man from Mumbai and a 38-year-old man in Patna, died due to coronavirus taking the total number of deaths in country to six. According to government data, there have been 324 positive cases in the countryr so far.
All businesses and government establishments, expect those dealing in essential items and services, will remain shut today. There will be no metro trains Delhi, Bengaluru and other cities today. Railways has stopped all trains – long-distance or suburban – will run, for today. Several airlines including IndiGo and GoAir have said they will either operate in minimum capacity or cancel all flights.
The Prime Minister has also asked citizens to stand at their doors, windows and balconies at 5 pm and clap, clang utensils or ring bells in a show of support to those providing essential services while the entire country is on a self-quarantine mode.