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Janata Curfew: Shikhar Dhawan raps asking fans to stay at home amid coronavirus outbreak [Watch]

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 22 March 2020, 16:04 IST

Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan shared a video of a rap song urging fans to stay indoors in the midst of the ‘Janata curfew’ inforced in India on Sunday to counter the threat from coronavirus, which has played havoc with the economy and killed thousands across the world.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday called for the janata curfew to break the pattern of Covid-19 infections. Shikhar Dhawan shared his video and captioned it, ‘Stay indoors and stay safe’.

In the video, Shikhar Dhawan raps about how India is optimistic about beating the coronavirus before asking the viewers to stay home.

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In the meantime, Ravichandran Ashwin lauded the start of the ‘janata curfew’ and stated that he hopes social distancing can carry on.

"Unbelievable start to the #JantaCurfew, pin drop silence as they used to say in school. Hope this is extended beyond this day and social distancing can be adhered to In the days to come. @narendramodi @AmitShah," Ashwin tweeted.

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IPL franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore coach Mike Hesson shared a clip of the Bandra-Worli Sea Link in Mumbai without a vehicle in sight as India continued the self-imposed isolation.

"Have seen this view many times from my hotel room over the years but not with less than 1000 cars on it........#India is having a curfew today for 14 hours to fight #covid_19 it's looks like it's being followed," he tweeted with the video.


The one-day ‘janata curfew’, one of the biggest national exercise in the world has been made necessary by the growing cases of crornavirus throughout India.

"Let us all be a part of this curfew, which will add tremendous strength to the fight against COVID-19 menace. The steps we take now will help in the times to come," PM Modi tweeted moments before the "Janata curfew" came into effect.

First published: 22 March 2020, 16:04 IST