As India Stays Home for "Janata Curfew", Roads Deserted. See Pics

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.

As India Stays Home for 'Janata  Curfew', Roads Deserted. See Pics

The number of COVID-19 cases in India rose to 315 on Saturday.

Highlights

  • PM Modi in an address to the nation urged citizens to stay indoors
  • "The steps we take now will help in the times to come," he tweeted
  • Millions across the country are staying in today to counter coronavirus
New Delhi:

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," PM 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' 

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A deserted Rajpath road leading to India Gate is seen during a one-day Janata curfew imposed as a preventive measure against the COVID-19 coronavirus in New Delhi  

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A man walks past parked auto rickshaws as a preventive measure against the COVID-19 coronavirus, in Mumbai. 

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Lucknow's famous Ambedkar park and a favourite morning walk destination witnessed a deserted look today as India observes 14-hour curfew

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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 

 

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A general view of deserted Allahabad High court is seen during a Janata curfew. Nearly one billion people around the world were confined to their homes, as the coronavirus death toll crossed 13,000 and factories were shut in worst-hit Italy after another single-day fatalities record  

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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.