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As India grapples with coronavirus outbreak, PM Modi's call for a nationwide 'janata curfew' drew an enthusiastic response from the citizens in almost every state and UT.

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New Delhi Updated on: March 22, 2020 23:22 IST

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  • 11:10 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Janata Curfew evokes total response in Andhra Pradesh

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  • 11:09 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Gujarat observes 'Janata curfew', applauds Covid-19 warriors

    Cities in Gujarat wore a deserted look on Sunday as people stayed inside their houses to support the pan-India "Janata curfew" call given by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to help check the spread of coronavirus whose cases are steadily increasing in the country.

  • 10:43 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

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  • 10:41 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

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  • 10:26 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

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  • 10:23 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Himachal Pradesh CM thanks people for making Janata Curfew ‘grand success’

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  • 9:35 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

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  • 9:34 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Chhattisgarh: People observe Janata curfew; express gratitude to essential service providers

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  • 9:32 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

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  • 9:31 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Janata curfew: Vice President claps to thank doctors, others engaged in anti-corona fight

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  • 8:56 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

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  • 8:56 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

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  • 8:13 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Seven flights cancelled at Jammu airport in view of 'Janta Curfew'

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  • 8:12 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

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  • 7:21 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    'Janata Curfew': Roads empty, shops shut in Odisha

    Streets across Odisha wore a deserted look and markets and business establishments remained closed on Sunday as people largely remained indoors in view of the 'Janata curfew' call given by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, amid a spurt in Covid-19 cases in the country Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has expressed his gratitude to the people for observing the 'Janata curfew' in a "disciplined and decent way", Odisha governments chief spokesperson on COVID-19, Subroto Bagchi, said.

  • 6:56 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    After 'huge success' of Janata Curfew in Assam, police asks people to stay indoors till 8 AM

    The Assam Police thanked people for making the "Janata Curfew" a "huge success", and urged them to remain indoors for a few hours more - till 8 AM on Monday.

  • 6:24 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    'Janata curfew' to be extended beyond 9 pm in Jharkhand

    The Jharkhand government decided to extend 'Janata curfew' beyond 9 pm on Sunday to thwart the possibility of some people organising programmes after the completion of the deadline.

  • 6:00 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Goa may extend 'janata curfew' by two days: CM Pramod Sawant

    Roads and public spaces in Goa wore a deserted look on Sunday, in view of the 'Janata curfew' announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, even as Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said the state government might extend the curfew by two more days.

  • 5:55 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

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  • 5:53 PM (IST) Posted by Dhairya Maheshwari

    Janata curfew: People across the country come out in their balconies, clap hands and ring bells

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  • 5:50 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

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  • 5:49 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Janta curfew: Mumbaikars clap hands, bang utensils from houses

    For five minutes on Sunday evening, lakhs of Mumbaikars stood in balconies, windows and on terraces of their houses and clapped their hands, banged plates and pans to salute those participating in the war against coronavirus.

  • 5:47 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Many thanks to countrymen: PM Modi on Janata Curfew

    PM Narendra Modi in a tweet said, "It is the sound of thanks, but also the beginning of victory in a long battle. Let us, with this determination, tie ourselves in social distancing for a long battle with this restraint". 

    "The country thanked each person who led the fight against the coronavirus. Many thanks to the countrymen" he further added.

  • 5:35 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

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  • 5:33 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Spontaneous response to 'Janata Curfew' in Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh

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  • 5:15 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Cooking, reading, listening to nature: Twitterati share moments at home during 'Janta Curfew'

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  • 4:45 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

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  • 4:06 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Janata Curfew in Gujarat

  • 4:05 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Janata curfew: Streets empty, shops shut in Tripura

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  • 4:03 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Uttarakhand put under lockdown

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    The lockdown was imposed on a day when Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call for a countrywide "Janta curfew" evoked a spontaneous response across the state with people staying at home and roads and marketplaces wearing a deserted look.

  • 3:16 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Tamil Nadu govt extends 'Janata curfew' till Monday morning

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  • 2:48 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Janata Curfew in Lucknow

  • 2:47 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Janta Curfew is a unique way and a great initiative by Prime Minister to deal with Coronavirus Pandemic: Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman

    Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman Harivansh said: "Janta Curfew is a unique way and a great initiative by Prime Minister to deal with Coronavirus Pandemic. He has given a responsibility to each and every citizen of the country towards their health and society. People have supported it wholeheartedly."

    "Some people from elite class return from London and take part in public events. Strict action must be taken against them. In such a sensitive issue,each one of us must be extra cautious and follow all guidelines in order to control the spread of COVID-19," he added. 

     

  • 2:17 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

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  • 1:52 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    I appeal to all citizens to follow govt advisories to fight against this virus, says Punjab Health Minister

    Punjab Health Minister BS Sidhu said: "14 people have tested positive for Coronavirus in the state; During the lockdown in the state, there will be a regular supply of all essential commodities. I appeal to all citizens to follow govt advisories to fight against this virus."

     

  • 12:46 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Support for Janata Curfew shows that we can together defeat Coronavirus, says CM Trivendra Singh

    Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat said: "The way people of the state have supported Janta Curfew announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, shows that we can together defeat Coronavirus. It is highly commendable."

     

  • 11:58 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Janata Curfew in Himachal Pradesh

    Shops closed and streets empty in Shimla, as countrywide Janata Curfew is being observed today in wake of COVID-19.

  • 11:49 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Janata Curfew in Delhi

    Citizens of Delhi observe Janta Curfew as announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi against the spread of Coronavirus.

     

  • 11:48 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Janata Curfew in Mumbai

    Juhu Beach in Mumbai wears a deserted look as people observe self-imposed Janta Curfew, amid rising Coronavirus cases in the country.

     

  • 9:51 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    It is a battle against Coronavirus says Yogi Adityanath on Janata Curfew

    Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said: "Janta Curfew is being observed across the country today. It is a battle against Coronavirus. Social distancing is the best way to defeat the pandemic and prevent its spread. State govt has taken all essential measures to fight COVID-19."

     

  • 9:50 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Janata Curfew in Meghalaya

  • 8:41 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Janata Curfew in Jaipur

    Desserted roads in Jaipur as people are observing Janata Curfew amid the rising cases of Coronavirus in India. 

  • 8:38 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Today we need to unite and fight a big battle against COVID-19 infection, says Nadda

    BJP President JP Nadda said: "Today we need to unite & fight a big battle against COVID-19 infection. 'Janata Curfew' is an important step by the people for the health of the people. I request all of you to follow the guidelines given by PM Narendra Modi, regarding Janata Curfew."

     

  • 8:35 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Janata Curfew in Maharashtra

    Mumbai: People providing essential services do not need to take part in self-imposed Janta Curfew. Maharashtra has the highest number of positive Coronavirus cases in the country; Visuals from Dadar railway station

     

  • 8:24 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Janata curfew in Bengaluru

    Visuals from Cubbon Park in Bengaluru where daily 1000-1500 people are seen doing morning walking and jogging, but today the city has imposed Janata Curfew. 

  • 7:15 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Janata curfew in Maharashtra

    Deserted roads in Nagpur following commencement of Janta Curfew from 7 am today. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had appealed for the self-imposed curfew in his address to the nation on 19th March.

  • 7:12 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Janta Curfew commences amid rising Coronavirus cases in country

    Janta Curfew commences amid rising Coronavirus cases in country. According to ICMR, positive cases of Coronavirus in India stand at 315; Visuals from Assam's Guwahati.

  • 6:23 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Mike Pence says he and his will be tested for coronavirus

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  • 6:21 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Italy's Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte orders shutdown of all 'non-essential' companies

    Italy's Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte orders the shutdown of all 'non-essential' companies, as death toll due to COVID-19 reaches 4,825 in the country.

  • 6:19 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    263 Indian students and compassionate cases departed for India

    Embassy of India in Italy: 263 Indian students and compassionate cases departed for India by special Air India flight from Rome fulfilling our commitment to ensure their safe return home. Sincere folded hands to Air India and Italian authorities

  • 6:17 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Junta Curfew to be observed between 7 am to 9 pm today

    Junta Curfew to be observed between 7 am to 9 pm, today on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's appeal. 

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