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Janta Curfew on, PM Modi thanks people for staying home | India News


NEW DELHI: While millions of people across the country remained inland in support of ‘Janta Curfew’, Prime Minister Narendra Modi thanked the efforts of citizens on Sunday and said India decided to “fight the COVID threat” – 19 together.

Saying that people’s support is emphatic, PM Modi retweeted a series of tweets from various people, thanking them for their efforts.

Retweeting a video from Cannaught Place, Delhi, Prime Minister Modi said: “The people of India have decided that we are in this together. We will fight the COVID-19 threat together.”

Another retweeted post mentioned how there was less traffic on the roads while following the Janta curfew.

The Prime Minister also thanked eminent personalities for “encouraging a stay home on Sunday” to combat the coronavirus.

In another tweet, PM Modi said: Quality family time, television and good food. Each of you is a valuable soldier in this battle against COVID-19. Being alert and cautious can help thousands of other lives.

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PM Modi in another publication added that this was also the time to guarantee social distancing. “Digital payments help you do that. Let’s listen to these stalwarts and embrace digital payments.”

The streets looked deserted and a small number of vehicles were on the roads on Sunday in an unprecedented shutdown due to Prime Minister Modi’s call for a ‘Janta Curfew’ to help control the spread of the coronavirus.

When the 14-hour ‘Janta Curfew’ started at 7 a.m., people stayed indoors as part of the social distancing exercise to help stop the spread of the virus.

All markets and establishments, except those dealing with essential goods and services, are closed for the day. The ‘Janta curfew’ will end at 9 p.m.

Before the curfew began, Prime Minister Modi said: “In a few minutes, #JantaCurfew begins. Let us all be part of this curfew, which will add tremendous force to the fight against the COVID-19 threat” .

He said the steps to take now will help in the times to come.

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