NEW DELHI, Mar 19, 2020, India Today. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while addressing the nation on the coronavirus outbreak on Thursday, announced a ‘Janata (public) Curfew’ on Sunday (March 22). In an attempt to contain the spread of coronavirus, which has affected over 180 in India, PM Narendra Modi requested all the citizens to abide by the ‘Janata Curfew’ on March 22 from 7 am till 9 pm, India Today reported.
During the Janata (‘janata’ means ‘people’) Curfew, people are requested to avoid public spaces and stay home for 14 hours in the view of coronavirus outbreak which has affected over 100 countries across the world. “On March 22, from 7 am to 9 pm, all countrymen have to follow the Janta Curfew,” PM Narendra Modi said.
“All citizens must abide by this,” PM Narendra Modi said.
WHAT IS JANATA CURFEW: HERE IS HOW IT WILL WORK
1. PM Modi urged all the citizens of the country to stay off the roads and public places on Sunday (March 22)
2. The Janata Curfew on Sunday will start at 7 am and continue till 9 pm.
3. People working in essential services such as police, medical services, media, home delivery, fire fighting and serving the nation etc will not need to take part in the Janata Curfew.
4. At 5 pm, all the citizens are requested by the prime minister to encourage the people working in essential services, in the times of coronavirus, by standing in their doorways and clapping and ringing their bells.
“For the past two months, millions are working day and night in hospitals and airports and those serving others by not taking care of themselves. On Mar 22, at 5 pm, we should stand on our doorways, balconies, in our windows and keep clapping hands and ringing the bells for five mins to salute and encourage them,” PM Modi said.