Sunday’s Coronavirus lock-down ‘Janata Curfew’ in Nagaland evokes serene countryside vibes
Nagaland’s central urban areas especially Dimapur city on Sunday wore a deserted but an oddly satisfying, serene look evoking the solitude of countrysides as the ‘Janata Curfew’ (roughly Hindi for ‘people’s curfew’) came into effect for a day on March 22, Sunday as an effort to check the spread of the coronavirus.
The lock-down is part of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s effort to promote social distancing to check the spread of the flu-like infection COVID-19 in the country.
The voluntary ‘curfew’ was proposed to be from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m across India to curb the spread of the COVID-19 which has reportedly infected about 341 persons and caused about six deaths in the country at the time of this story being filed.
Eastern Mirror brings to you some of the first photographs of the scene on Sunday during the Janata Curfew in Dimapur as transport and businesses besides citizens stayed home.