Janata Curfew: Deserted roads in Bhatkal as people observe 'Janata Curfew'

Source: S.O. News Service | By Sajjad Quazi | Published on 22nd March 2020, 2:03 PM | Coastal News |

Bhatkal: People in Bhatkal remained indoors and streets wore a deserted look on Sunday in view of the 'Janta Curfew' call given by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to make the fight against coronavirus a success.

Streets were empty and shops and business establishments remained shut.

After shutting schools, colleges, cinema halls and tourist spots, authorities of Bhatkal adminstration have taken various measures, like keeping passenger buses off roads and closing down restaurants and markets.

In solidarity with the Prime Minister's call, Bhatkal came to a virtual standstill with roads, bus and rail stations deserted and retail stores closed.

Although some vehicular movement could be seen in national Highway 66, these were largely private vehicles and the numbers were miniscule.

Both State run and private buses, autos and taxis did not operated.
Bhatkal's Majlise Islah Wo Tanzeem and other organisations has also extended support to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call to observe Janata Curfew.

Karnataka government has decided to postpone till further notice the Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) or Class 10 examinations, which was scheduled to start from March 27.

To check the spread of the coronavirus, the country is observing a 'Janta Curfew', from 7 am to 9 pm on Prime Minister Modi's appeal. Modi had on Thursday urged citizens to remain at their homes as a measure to combat the spread of COVID-19.

The number of Coronavirus positive patients in India rose to 341 on Sunday, as per the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). A total of 16,999 samples from 16,109 individuals have been tested for COVID-19 as of 10:00 am on March 22, as per ICMR data.

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