Janata’s curfew was an effort to combat the spread of coronaviruses, presented by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi following the 2020 coronavirus pandemic in India. On 19th March 2020, Sunday Prime Minister Narendra Modi implored all citizens of India to observe a self-imposed curfew from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. IST on Sunday March 22, 2020 to help reduce the spread of the coronavirus community in India. On March 24, the Prime Minister announced that India would be under “total blockade” for the next 21 days.
Janata’s curfew was a 2 p.m. curfew. (7 am to 9 pm) that was scheduled for March 22, 2020. Everyone except essential services people like the police, doctors, the media, home delivery professionals, and firefighters were to participate in the curfew. At 5 pm all citizens were invited to stand at their door, balcony or window, clap or ring the bell to thank the professionals who provide these essential services. People who belonged to the National Cadet Corps and the National Service Scheme had to impose a curfew on the country. The Prime Minister also urged young people to inform 10 others about the Janata curfew and to encourage everyone to respect it.
Some states have taken additional precautions such as stopping subways, commuter trains, buses, trams, and monorail services. Tamil Nadu will not allow visitors to go to prison during the Janata curfew, nor is fishing allowed. Only employees working for essential services can board local trains in Mumbai, and the rail service has been significantly reduced, resulting in the cancellation of more than 3,700 trains, these actions will start when the curfew takes effect, but will end on March 31st. In the Telangana case, while supporting the Prime Minister’s Janata curfew call, Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao called on Telangana residents to remain inside for 24 hours. 6 am on Sunday to contain the possible spread of the coronavirus.
Misinformation that the government was spreading an anti-crown drug across the country during the Janata curfew has gone viral on social media. Actor Mohanlal and many others shared the false news that the vibration generated by the applause during Janata’s curfew will kill the virus. A viral message says that the lifespan of the coronavirus is only 12 hours and that staying home for 14 hours during Janata’s curfew breaks the chain of transmission. Another message said that observing Janata’s curfew will lead to a 40% reduction in coronavirus cases. Rajinikanth’s tweet stating that a 14-hour home stay can prevent coronavirus disease from progressing from stage 2 to stage 3 has been classified as misinformation and has been removed by Twitter for violating the guidelines. community. Amitabh Bachchan was heavily criticized for one of his tweets, which stated that the vibrations of the applause and the sound of the conch shells during Janata’s Sunday curfew would have reduced or destroyed the power of the coronavirus because it was amavasya, the darkest day of the month.
The Center has no power to announce a national blockade unless it invokes emergency powers, a senior government official told ET. Consequently we advise and incorporate states to immediately lock up affected districts to stop the movement of people. We cannot take the Italian route delaying an emergency closure as long as the number of cases can explode and our hospitals cannot bear the burden at a later stage. The period until March 31 is absolutely critical to smooth the curve. Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba and Prime Minister Secretary-General PK Mishra held the video conference with the chief secretaries of state on Sunday. Rajasthan’s decision on Saturday, the first state to proceed with a full foreclosure until March 31, was cited as the most sensible strategy.
“International experience shows that there is no other way out than foreclosure,” Rajasthan Prime Minister Ashok Gehlot told ET. Cases are on the rise and will not stop unless we stop person-to-person contact. Trial facilities are limited and interlocking is in the public interest to save lives. So we were the first to do it.” This is a natural and logical extension of Janata’s curfew: these measures are temporary, “Lav Agarwal, co-secretary of the Ministry of Health, said of the measures to be implemented starting Monday.” Blocking is the most essential thing to break the chain of transmission,” said Balram Bhargava, director general of the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR). States have been asked to designate hospitals for dedicated treatment of patients with Covid-19.
While people voluntarily supported the call for a Janata curfew given by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Cheif Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao, the city looked abandoned on Sunday. Since the morning, most citizens have chosen to remain confined to their homes, and therefore the streets were free of traffic. Stores, markets and establishments have been closed, with the exception of medical stores, milk stalls and some other essential product outlets. Temples are too closed after performing daily rituals early in the morning. Some temple administrators like the Golden Hare Krishna Temple organize online speaking sessions for the convenience of the faithful. For later in the day, some apartment associations organize Tambola and other activities in their apartments. Meanwhile, a large police bandit was made at Secunderabad Station, Mahatma Gandhi Bus Station and other places.
Transportation Department officials said all border checkpoints with neighboring Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka were sealed to prevent vehicles from other states from entering. They said that vehicle traffic was suspended on the Vijayawada-Hyderabad highway. Hyderabad saw a massive drop in traffic movements during the “Janata curfew” throughout the day, and people respected the curfew and stayed home. Satellite images showed that the city of Hyderabad had virtually no vehicle movement. The results of the city before and during the closure were surprising, the drop in vehicle movement was drastic and the result should be the same in the coming days.