Streets in Puducherry wear a deserted look as citizens observe "Janata Curfew" on Sunday.
Earlier, to contain the Covid-19 spread, Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy had prohibited pilgrims from taking a bath in the sanctum sanctorum of Thirunallar Saneeswaran temple in Karaikal.
Owing to high transmissibility of Covid-19, state authorities have suspended many activities within the region.
According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the total number of positive cases of Covid-19 in India stands at 341, which includes 41 foreigners. Five people have died in the country--two in Maharashtra and one each in Delhi, Karnataka and Punjab. So far, one case is noted in Puducherry.
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