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Coronavirus: India battles Covid-19 darkness by lighting diyas

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 5 April 2020, 22:04 IST

Millions of people across India switched off the light of the homes in a show of unity in battle against the Covid-19 pandemic.

Lamps, candles and diyas were lit, torches were switched on and mobile lights were flashed from balconies by citizens who responded to the call given by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.


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PM Modi, in a video address on Friday, asked people to use the lights of lamps or candles to “challenge the darkness of coronavirus”. The act, according to the PM, will send a powerful message to the world that has been extensively infected by the pathogen.

Several users shared the images of themselves taking part in the 9 pm – 9 minutes initiative. They were also seen abiding by the norms of social distancing while doing so.

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First published: 5 April 2020, 21:28 IST