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Metro to be closed on Sunday in view of 'Janata Curfew'

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Janata curfew: The Delhi Metro services will be closed on Sunday in view of the 'Janata curfew', officials said.

New Delhi: The Delhi Metro services will be closed on Sunday in view of the 'Janata curfew', officials said. The total number of coronavirus cases in the National Capital on Thursday rose to 14, according to the Delhi Health Department.

In view of the 'Janata curfew' to be observed on March 22, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation(DMRC) has decided to keep its services closed, the DMRC said in a statement on Friday. "The move is aimed at encouraging public to stay indoors and maintain social distancing, which is essential in the fight against COVID-19," it said.

Calling for "resolve and restraint" to fight coronavirus, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday asked the entire country to observe 'Janta curfew' on Sunday. Delhi Metro, the lifeline of Delhi, has also imposed some restrictions. Fewer crowds have been seen in the metro. (DMRC) is asking people to sit down and sit in the metro. Only a controlled number of passengers are being allowed inside.

It is also being announced repeatedly by Metro through the public address system. Delhi Metro, the lifeline of Delhi, has also imposed some restrictions. Fewer crowds have been seen in the metro since morning. The Delhi Rail Metro Corporation (DMRC) is asking people to sit down and sit in the metro. Only a controlled number of passengers are being allowed inside. It is also being announced repeatedly by Metro through the public address system.

And also Connaught Place in Delhi will be closed on Sunday due to the 'Janata Curfew' in the country over the novel coronavirus pandemic. "As it has been requested by Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday to observe a Janata Curfew, Connaught Place shall remain closed on March 22," New Delhi Trader's Association Atul Bhargava said. "As this is a national calamity and precautions are required to be taken, it is urged to all occupants to keep the establishment closed," Bhargava added.

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