State by state, city by city, the country began to fall into full lockdown mode over the weekend after the Janata curfew call for Sunday was given by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
When PM Narendra Modi wanted to express the urgency and public spirit to fight Coronavirus has recalled how India prepared for war in the 1960’s.
“Villages and towns were blacked out. Everyone was alert and even in the night’s people were on constant vigil,” said on Thursday to the nation in his speech. India responded by declaring a full-blown war against the global pandemic on Sunday, the day of ‘ Janata Curfew ‘
The Office of the Prime Minister, senior bureaucrats, and chief ministers were seen working closely to increase social distancing and reduce contact within the population. Sources close to the government say that it includes the Parliament will shut down after passing the Finance Bill on Monday,
At least 14 states- Haryana, Uttarakhand, West Bengal, Maharashtra, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Punjab, Rajasthan, Jharkhand, Delhi, Nagaland, Jammu, Kashmir. Shut down all of the critical facilities.
Until March 31st all passenger train operations, Metro rail services and inter-state bus travel across India were suspended.
Chief Balram Bhargava who is Indian Council for Medical Research addressing a rise in the positive Covid-19 cases. India said it will increase research capabilities every week by 60,000-70,000 tests, which was much more than the first-world countries like France or the USA did.