What is Janta Curfew?

Amid coronavirus pandemic, the Janata Curfew is a self-imposed general curfew in India that will be observed on 22 March 2020 in a bid to increase social distancing among people.

Indian Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi, appealed to all the Indian citizens to follow Janta Curfew from 7:00am to 9:00pm on Sunday, 22 March, 2020. The PM has requested everyone to stay inside their homes and not come out during the curfew period.

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The coronavirus pandemic situation in India is very serious and experts are calling for a nationwide lockdown, increased testing among other measure.

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The prime minister has also asked Indian public to clap/ring bells/sirens as a salute to the healthcare professionals and other people who are directly involved in fighting the coronavirus pandemic. These people are coming in direct contact with positive cases of COVID-19, and thus their chances of getting infected increase multifold. The PM has fixed 5:00pm time for this salutation during the Janata Curfew.

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