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BS Web Team  | New Delhi 

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A view of closed Janpath market after it was temporarily shut down as a precautionary measure for coronavirus pandemic in New Delhi
updates: Millions on Indians put themselves under a 14-hour long voluntary curfew on Sunday to limit the fast-spreading epidemic in the country, where 315 people have so far been found to have contracted the disease.


“Let us all be a part of this curfew, which will add tremendous strength to the fight against the COVID-19 menace,” Prime Minister tweeted minutes before the 'Janta Curfew' commenced. “The steps we take now will help in the times to come,’ he said in the tweet.
 
Modi in a televised address to the nation last week urged citizens to stay indoors from 7am to 9pm--a move that he said would be a crucial test for a country to assess its abilities to fight the pandemic.


 
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