The number of COVID-19 cases in India rose to 315 on Saturday.
Millions across the country are staying in today to counter the threat from the highly contagious COVID-19, which has disrupted economies and killed thousands across the world. Prime Minister Narendra Modi in an address to the nation on Thursday urged citizens to stay indoors – a move that he said would be a crucial test for a country to assess its abilities to fight the pandemic. “Let us all be a part of this curfew, which will add tremendous strength to the fight against the COVID-19 menace,” Modi tweeted minutes before the curfew commenced. “The steps we take now will help in the times to come,” he said in the tweet.
Here are some of the best pictures of deserted streets as India observes ‘Janata Curfew’
Lucknow’s famous Ambedkar park and a favourite morning walk destination witnessed a deserted look today as India observes 14-hour curfew
Millions across the country are staying in today to counter the threat from the highly contagious COVID-19. Roads are seen empty near Lucknow’s famous Rumi Darwaza and Imambara
In Haryana, buses have been suspended. Transport Minister Mool Chand Sharma was quoted by news agency PTI as saying: “The state government is working at every level to tackle the spread of the coronavirus.” However, Maharashtra has decided to run buses as per schedule.
Delhi police were seen distributing roses to people who are seen stepping out. The PM 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
Shahrukh khan’s ‘Mannat’ witnessed a deserted look as people are not stepping out. People across the country are observing ‘Janata Curfew’ which started at 7 am and will continue till 9 pm today following Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s appeal to stay indoors with an aim to curb the spread of deadly coronavirus.