Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in a televised speech on Thursday, had requested folks to watch ‘janata curfew’, a voluntary citizen’s curfew during which folks had been requested to remain at house on March 22. The one-day lockdown was noticed protecting in thoughts the rising variety of coronavirus instances in India and all over the world.
The variety of COVID-19 instances crossed 340 on Sunday, with 5 confirmed deaths in response to the Ministry of Well being and Household Welfare. Seventy-five districts, together with Delhi, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Chennai, are on lockdown until March 31. In lots of components of the nation, Part 144 has been imposed, banning the gathering of greater than 5 folks. Bengaluru has imposed Part 144 from 9 pm to 12 am on Sunday so that individuals do not flood the streets after the nationwide janata curfew ends, whereas Chennai prolonged the curfew until 5 am on Monday.
Cities all throughout India noticed the janata curfew, with roads, markets, parks, and different outside locations being abandoned. The Indian Railways cancelled over 3,700 trains whereas many cities lowered the variety of public transport providers owing to the curfew.
This is how cities throughout India regarded on janata curfew:
The world over, the coronavirus pandemic has wreaked havoc with Europe rising as the brand new epicentre for the outbreak. Italy noticed the very best world one-day dying toll for the reason that outbreak started, with near 800 folks reported useless on March 21. The dying toll in Spain rose by over 400 whereas the variety of instances improve in Germany, Iran and Spain.
On a optimistic notice, China, the place the outbreak first started in Wuhan, reported zero new home transmissions for the third consecutive day after many components of the nation was put beneath whole lockdown for weeks.
(Edited by Evelyn Ratnakumar)