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Janta Curfew Underway: Important Things to Remember while India is fighting against COVID-19

Pronami Chetia
Pronami Chetia

Amid the darkest hour of coronavirus pandemic outbreak across the globe, India is taking firm stand to fight against this deadly virus which has been taking the lives of at least 13,000 people across the globe and infected 308,564. As per reports, India has confirmed 324 cases so far with a death toll of 6. The whole world has been shaken by this global pandemic which epic centre is in Wuhan, China.

However, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has declared ‘Janta Curfew’ today which has been observed across the states with empty roads and zero movements of public. It’s a self-imposed curfew which will continue till 9 pm and during this period, people need to stay indoors. Needless to say, we should corporate with the government to fight against this deadly virus to save us and our citizen’s lives.

Important Things to Remember on Janta Curfew:

  • For the first time, we are observing a curfew not because of political turmoil but for our safety and the nation’s safety. The ‘curfew’ is not being enforced by law but is voluntary in nature. However, several state governments have shut down shops and public places like malls, cinemas, gymnasiums, pubs etc to discourage people from treating the ‘curfew’ as holiday and for staying at home.

  • Being an Indian citizen, it’s our national duty to obligate this curfew for our nation’s safety. As it’s spreading disease, our less movement is the only thing to make it less spread.

  • If anyone in the family displays any symptoms similar to the disease during the ‘Janta Curfew’, information has to be relayed to concerned authorities and help must be sought. The health ministry has designated helpline nos -- +91-11-23978046 and Toll-Free No: 1075 for reporting and seeking all Covid-19 related information.

  • Emergency services including fire, ambulance and hospitals will operate and they will respond to calls for help and assistance. Residents, therefore, should not hesitate from dialling the helpline numbers for these services or even stepping out to go to the hospital emergency when required.

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