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Janta Curfew: Delhi Police give flowers to travellers, advise them to stay indoors [Pics]

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 22 March 2020, 14:56 IST

Delhi Police officials on Sunday were observed offering flowers to commuters and advicing them to stay indoor to follow Janata curfew.

In a tweet, DCP New Delhi stated, “We are on the roads for your safety. Please stay at Home!! Policemen giving flowers to motorists requesting them to stay at home. Please support us!!”

Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his address on Thursday asked the citizens to stay indoors between 7 am to 9 pm on Sunday. The curfew has been called to have more people stay indoors to curb the spread of coronavirus. All the citizens except those working for essential services are required to stay indoors during 14 hours of self isolation.

In an initial, Delhi Metro came to a standstill on Sunday. The Indian Railway has announced that no passenger train will originate from any jusction in the country from midnight on Saturday to 10 pm on Sunday.

Delhi people woke up to an idle Sunday with peace and quite prevailing around them. The roadways appeared isolated with hardly any busy commuters.

PM Modi had said that medical stores, grocery stores will be exempted from the lockdown.

“Janta curfew is starting. I request that all citizens become part of this nationwide campaign and make the fight against Corona a success. Our moderation and determination will be defeated by this epidemic,” the prime minister tweeted out this morning.

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“As #JantaCurfew, people’s movement begins, I pledge to strictly follow PM @narendramodi ji’s call. I also urge my fellow countrymen to participate. Let’s break the chain and protect our nation against this pandemic with social distancing and self isolation. #IndiaFightsCorona,” Union Home Minister Amit Shah tweeted this morning.

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First published: 22 March 2020, 14:56 IST