As the nation observes “Janta Curfew” proposed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Delhi cops hand out roses to people who are still on the streets. Although the national capital woke up to deserted streets and queer silence, some people were still out and about for various reasons.
Delhi Police said in a Tweet, “We are on the roads for your safety. Please stay at home!! Policemen giving flowers to motorists requesting them to stay at home. Please support us!!”
We are on the roads for your safety.
Please stay at Home!!
Policemen giving flowers to motorists requesting them to stay at home.
— DCP New Delhi (@DCPNewDelhi) March 22, 2020
PM Modi had requested the citizens to observe a 14-hour-long Janta Curfew from 7 AM to 9 PM on Sunday. He had also appealed to everyone to come out in their balconies at 5 PM and applaud the efforts being made by various teams to combat the spread of coronavirus.
Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) also came out in support of Janta Curfew and announced that Metro services will be halted on the 22nd of March. It is significant to note that for the first time in 18 years, the Delhi Metro has discontinued its services for an entire day.
“We’re taking some rest and social distancing ourselves today,” the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) said in an interestingly put out Tweet today morning.
— Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (@OfficialDMRC) March 22, 2020
Meanwhile, 33 cases of coronavirus have been reported in Delhi as of now. One person has succumbed to Covid-19 in the national capital. As per 10 AM data, India’s count of Covid-19 positive cases has surged past 320.