Janta curfew updates: India isolates for 14 hours
New Delhi, Mar 22: Millions of people across the country stayed indoors on Sunday in an unprecedented and overwhelming response to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's appeal for a 'Janta curfew' to help check the spread of coronavirus, coming out briefly at 5 pm to show gratitude to health and other essential service providers with sounds of bells, conches and claps.
The prime minister thanked the people but said it was the start of a long battle, as he urged them to follow social distancing to stop the chain of transmission of Coronavirus which has infected 360 people and claimed seven lives in India.
Here are the Highlights on Janta Curfew:
Today India came together even while staying in our homes.— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) March 22, 2020
While we are at home there are many who are selflessly performing their duties.
Thank you to each one of you for putting us before yourself.
The discipline & commitment we showed today needs to continue.#JantaCurfew pic.twitter.com/Cda4z9L4R7
I whole-heartedly commend fellow citizens for spiritedly responding to @PMOIndia’s call & making #JantaCurfew a success. This shows our resolve to contain #Covid19 spread and emerge from the crisis as a stronger nation.— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) March 22, 2020
Indian Medical Association (IMA) writes to PM Narendra Modi appreciating his 'gesture of motivating the public to show gratitude towards the doctors, nurses and healthcare workers who are risking their lives to contain the #CoronavirusPandemic'#Covid_19india #IndiaFightsCorona pic.twitter.com/TmWrPcEw7o— OneIndia (@Oneindia) March 22, 2020
STANDING OVATION to lakhs of #coronawarriors who are selflessly leading the battle against #coronavirus— Dr Harsh Vardhan (@drharshvardhan) March 22, 2020
These are our heroes who're risking their lives so we all #StaySafe
Deepest gratitude to @narendramodi ji who has inspired each citizen to follow #socialdistancing pic.twitter.com/qM2jJ1PIuV
Heartwarming to see colleagues stand up and be counted not only in carrying out their duty in these difficult times but also in paying gratitude to other warriors who are working round the clock to eliminate the threat of #Covid19. #5Baje5Minute #JantaCurfew pic.twitter.com/fG0MqYpKYK— Dharmendra Pradhan (@dpradhanbjp) March 22, 2020