Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday urged the people of his country to put themselves for a ‘Janata Curfew’ on Sunday from 7am to 9pm in wake of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, which has also affected India.
According to the details in a special address to the nation, Modi said: “Today I am requesting the people of the country for a Janata curfew, on March 22, this Sunday, from between 7am to 9pm.
He urged people to follow this curfew, not go out on the streets or even gather in their societies and stay inside their homes.
The sources said, Indian Prime Minister further urged people above the age of 60 should avoid going out in the coming weeks.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 19, 2020
Earlier on March 17, India’s popular monument Taj Mahal has been closed to avoid the spread of contagious coronavirus.
Taj Mahal is a popular and ancient site that attracts tourists from around the world. Over 70,000 people visit the place each day.
The cultural ministry informed that many people visit the “monument of love” each day and it was “imperative to shut it down”.
Note that 3 people have died from the virus in India whereas 114 people are infected so far.
Apart from the Taj Mahal, several other cultural places have also been closed in India to avoid the spread.