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One-day nationwide janta curfew, India's version of social distancing

AFP
Published Mar 19, 2020, 8:41 pm IST
Updated Mar 19, 2020, 8:41 pm IST
The measure would be 'in the interest of the country to follow and prepare us for future challenges'
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New Delhi: India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday ordered the country's 1.3 billion population to follow a one-day curfew to combat the coronavirus pandemic.

Modi said in an address to the nation that the curfew would be on Sunday from 7:00am to 9:00pm to test the giant country's ability to take tough measures against what he called a growing crisis.

 

The measure would be "in the interest of the country to follow and prepare us for future challenges."

India has reported 173 positive virus cases and four deaths.

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Location: India, Delhi, New Delhi




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