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India's ‘Janata Curfew’

This aerial picture taken on March 22, 2020, shows deserted streets during a one-day nationwide Janata (civil) curfew imposed as a preventive measure against the COVID-19 coronavirus in New Delhi on March 22, 2020. - Nearly one billion people around the world were confined to their homes on March 22, as the coronavirus death toll crossed 13,000 and factories were shut in worst-hit Italy after another single-day fatalities record. (Photo by Prakash SINGH / AFP) (Photo by PRAKASH SINGH/AFP via Getty Images)

PHOTOS: India shuts down as citizens observe 'Janata Curfew'

On Sunday, March 22, India woke up to empty streets, shuttered shops and curtailed public transport as over a billion citizens began a self-imposed ‘Janata Curfew’ from 7 am to 9 pm to curb the spread of the coronavirus. The curfew was observed at the behest of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who had addressed the nation over the COVID-19 pandemic on Thursday night. Here’s India’s lockdown in pictures.