New Delhi: India observed ‘Janata Curfew’ on Sunday from 7 am to 9 pm after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call for social distancing to fight the highly contagious novel coronavirus, which has brought the world to a virtual standstill.
Several states across the country have now announced partial shutdowns and imposed restrictions on large gatherings of people as well as the movement of crowds as a precautionary measure to fight the pandemic.
A lone woman ragpicker walks the Delhi-Noida Direct flyway on the day of Janata Curfew. Photo: Shome Basu
A man crosses an empty NH24 which is otherwise heavy in traffic. Photo: Shome Basu
Businesses shut in South Extension in Delhi. Photo: Shome Basu
An ambulance rushes at NH24 on Janata Curfew Day. Photo: Shome Basu
Panoramic view of the Noida-Greater Noida Expressway. Photo: Shome Basu
Families of patients near AIIMS Trauma Centre. Photo: Shome Basu
Passengers who came by train to Nizamuddin station walk home with their luggage. Photo: Shome Basu
Delhi Police lend sanitisers to commuters on the roads on Janata Curfew Day. Photo: Shome Basu
Commuters taking selfies on an empty Ring Road. Photo: Shome Basu
Hoarding to sensitise citizens about COVID-19 on an empty Delhi road. Photo: Shome Basu