Ravichandran Ashwin
Ravichandran Ashwin (Credits - Twitter)

India’s ace off-spinner, Ravichandran Ashwin has hailed Indian Prime Minister for holding a successful Janta Curfew in the entire nation on Sunday. Janta Curfew was an initiative taken by PM Narendra Modi to promote the idea of social distancing and self-isolation amid the outbreak of the deadly coronavirus in the country.

PM Modi appealed all the citizens of India to stay indoors from 7 AM till 9 PM on March 22 to reduce the risk of spreading the deadly virus, which has now resulted in 5 deaths in the country.

Ravichandran Ashwin
Ravichandran Ashwin (Credits: Twitter)

PM Modi also requested citizens to stand at balconies and near windows on Sunday evening to clap, ring bells to admire the emergency personnel and sanitation workers who are at the frontline in the fight against Covid-19.

PM Modi Initiates Janta Curfew

“Let us all be a part of this curfew, which will add tremendous strength to the fight against the COVID-19 menace,” Modi tweeted minutes before the curfew commenced. “The steps we take now will help in the times to come,” he said in the tweet.

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The initiative got off to a great start with deserted roads and public places being witnessed all around the country since the curfew started.

Ravichandran Ashwin Lauds PM Modi For Janta Curfew

“Unbelievable start to the #JantaCurfew , pin drop silence as they used to say in school. Hope this is extended beyond this day and social distancing can be adhered to In the days to come,” Ashwin tweeted.

India launched a 14-hour long curfew on Sunday to limit the fast-spreading coronavirus pandemic. PM Narendra Modi on Thursday urged all the citizens to stay indoors from 7 AM to 9 PM on March 22. PM Modi said the move will be a crucial test for the country to assess its abilities to fight the pandemic

Major Cricketing Events Come To A Hold After Coronavirus

IPL, IPL 2020, Closed Doors, Government
IPL Trophy. Photo by: Deepak Malik /SPORTZPICS for BCCI

Recently, the IPL 2020 was postponed till April 15 due to the coronavirus outbreak. To the disappointment of the cricket fans, the India-South Africa ODI series has also been called off. Apart from it, the Road Safety World Series has also been suspended. The Pakistan Super League (PSL) suffered the same fate as it was postponed just before the knockouts.

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