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In pics: From Kashmir to Kanyakumari, India observes 'Janta Curfew'

Millions are observing a 14-hour long voluntary curfew to check rapidly spreading coronavirus pandemic

Photo: Sanjay Sharma

Photo: Sanjay Sharma

BS Web Team New Delhi
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Srinagar: Security personnel stand guard at a deserted street during 'Janata curfew' in Srinagar. PM Modi proposed a 'Janata curfew' between 7 am and 9 pm as part of social distancing to check the spread of the deadly virus.

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New Delhi: The Akshardham Temple parking wears a deserted look during 'Janata curfew' in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic

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Two people on streets spreading awareness about Coronavirus and benefits of staying home in east Delhi. Till 3:19 PM, Delhi has reported 27 positive cases, including a foreigner, while Uttar Pradesh has recorded 25 cases, including a foreigner.

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Jaipur: The otherwise jam-packed road in front of the Hawa Mahal, today turns lifeless. Till noon, 24 positive cases of Covid-19 have been reported in Rajasthan including two foreigners.

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Kolkata: A street dog is seen at a deserted Howrah Station during 'Janata curfew' in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Lucknow: Popular sites of the city turn deserted as residents stay off the roads to observe Janta Curfew. “Let us all be a part of this curfew, which will add tremendous strength to the fight against the COVID-19 menace,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted minutes before the 'Janta Curfew' commenced. “The steps we take now will help in the times to come,’ he said in the tweet.

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Chennai: This is how the famous Marina Beach looks like while the city observes a 14-hour long self imposed curfew. Tamil Nadu government extended the 'Janata Curfew' till 5 am on Monday. Besides, DMK (Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam) has announced that all its MPs and MLAs will donate their one-month salary to CM's fund for coronavirus preventive measures.

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Maharashtra government on Sunday said Section 144 of CrPC, which prohibits gathering of over five persons at public places, is being imposed in the state in order to curb the spread of coronavirus. Two Covid-19 patients have died in the state.

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Chandigarh: The vegetable wholesale market in Chandigarh closed after Prime Minister Narendra Modi called for self-imposed curfew.

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Visakhapatnam: The RK beach in Andhra Pradesh wears a deserted look as citizens observe Janta Curfew.

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First Published: Mar 22 2020 | 3:58 PM IST

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