CoronaVirus shutdown in india
NEW DELHI: This is called peoples cooperation. The todays full self-isolation nicknamed ‘Janta curfew’ is worth-praising for the people of Delhi who gave a befitting reply to the fear of coronavirus that has been the cause of social distancing and market shutdowns.
During the 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. lockdown—dubbed the “people’s curfew” by Prime Minister Narendra Modi when he unveiled it—people were asked to stay in their homes and most businesses were shut.
To try to inspire unity, hope and restraint, Mr. Modi told people to make some noise across the country at 5 p.m. on Sunday. He said Indians need to shout and sing from their balconies, doors and windows to show support for people risking their lives to provide essential services including transportation.
Prime Minister Mod’s speech did influence the nation into turning the major and mini metro all over the country as fortified territories making the campaign of fighting the Coronavirus with renewed energy and keeping the nation away from it.
At a high level meeting today with the Chief Secretaries of all States by the Cabinet Secretary and the Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister, it was decided that all train services will be suspended till 31st March including the suburban rail services. However, goods trains have been exempted.
All State Governments have been asked to issue orders allowing only essential services to operate in about 75 districts with confirmed COVID 19 cases.
Inter-State passenger transport will also be suspended till 31st March.
Minister Hardeep Singh Puri earlier said that it had been a difficult two days, but with 90 health counters operational for secondary screening of incoming passengers at Delhi Airport, things are back to normal.
Passengers, on the other hand, have been complaining of being almost ‘stranded’ at the airports because of the screening etc.
India so far has seen a relatively small number of coronavirus cases. As of Sunday, it had confirmed five deaths and 324 infections. Some medical experts suspect that some infections aren’t being recorded because India, a nation of 1.3 billion people, isn’t testing sufficiently.
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