Following Prime Minister Narendra Modi appeal on Sunday for a’ Janata curfew,’ people advise to remain indoors on a voluntary basis to curb coronavirus spread. Public transit suspended or curtailed, too. All markets and businesses will remain closed today except those dealing in critical goods and services.
Today PM Narendra Modi encouraged people to use digital payments to further ask people to ensure social distancing.
It is worth noting that the Association of Indian Banks states most of the services provide by the banks are available online. IBA demanded that customers use all non-essential services through mobile and online banking channels.
Narendra Modi previously calls for the’ Janata curfew’ on Thursday from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. on March 22, claiming that no person to go out of their homes, except those in vital services, and states that it would be a litmus test to demonstrate India’s willingness to take on the coronavirus challenge.
There will be no passenger train coming from any railway station. This is in the country from midnight until 10 pm on Sunday. Although all suburban train services to also reduce to a bare minimum. Metro services will remain suspended for the day, including at Delhi, Hyderabad and Mumbai. Air carriers such as GoAir, IndiGo and Vistara have announced on Sunday that they will curb domestic operations.
Traders’ body Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) has also declared for the ‘ Janata curfew’.
They add that they will keep their establishments shut across the country.