The call for a janata curfew by Prime Minister Narendra Modi evoked an overwhelming response from the people of Belagavi on Sunday.
Since 7 am all the streets wore a deserted look.
From Railway Station to the Bus stand no one was on the road. The Pharmacy stores were open as part of essential needs for today but hardly anyone was seen at the stores.
MLA Anil Benake and Abhay Patil were seen along with the City corporation staff spraying disinfectant on the roads and cleaning the bus shelters etc.
Prime Minister Modi on Thursday, in an address to the nation, had appealed to the people to follow ‘Janata curfew’ on Sunday from 7am to 9pm, in an attempt to contain the spread of the pandemic.
Streets in Belagavi wore a completely deserted look with residents staying home, not even moving within society complexes. There were no sounds of children playing and only security guards were in sight.
Karnataka chief minister B.S.Yediyurappa on Sunday said the state has decided to close its borders as a precautionary measure to contain the spread of the disease. The government has postponed 10th standard exams, scheduled to start on 27 March.