Photos: Empty streets, cheering in balconies as Janta Curfew sets in

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday reminded people about the ‘5 minutes at 5pm’ during the Janta Curfew on Sunday to show their appreciation for those who are serving others at the risk of getting infected by the coronavirus themselves. The ‘Janta Curfew’ started at 7am after the Prime Minister on Thursday called for individual ‘determination’ and “restraint through social distancing” to fight the global pandemic. It will end at 9pm on Sunday. A look at how HT photographers captured scenes across the country.

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Deserted view of Dadar TT flyover during Janta Curfew in Mumbai, India, on Sunday, March 22, 2020. PM Modi proposed a 'Janta curfew' for the day between 7 am and 9 pm as part of social distancing to check the spread of the coronavirus. (Pratik Chorge / HT Photo)

Deserted view of Dadar TT flyover during Janta Curfew in Mumbai, India, on Sunday, March 22, 2020. PM Modi proposed a 'Janta curfew' for the day between 7 am and 9 pm as part of social distancing to check the spread of the coronavirus. (Pratik Chorge / HT Photo)

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A deserted view of Rastrapati Bhavan in New Delhi, India, on Sunday, March 22, 2020. (Biplov Bhuyan / HT Photo)

A deserted view of Rastrapati Bhavan in New Delhi, India, on Sunday, March 22, 2020. (Biplov Bhuyan / HT Photo)

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A deserted street in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India, on Sunday March 22, 2020. PM Modi proposed a 'Janata curfew' for the day between 7 am and 9 pm as part of social distancing to check the spread of the coronavirus. (Waseem Andrabi / HT Photo)

A deserted street in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India, on Sunday March 22, 2020. PM Modi proposed a 'Janata curfew' for the day between 7 am and 9 pm as part of social distancing to check the spread of the coronavirus. (Waseem Andrabi / HT Photo)

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Residents across various condominiums came out in their respective balconies and sang songs to thank people employed in essential services who were working through the pandemic. At Hamilton Court, residents clapped, sang, and held banners stating “Go Corona, No Entry” in Gurugram, India, on Sunday, March 22, 2020. (Parveen Kumar / HT Photo)

Residents across various condominiums came out in their respective balconies and sang songs to thank people employed in essential services who were working through the pandemic. At Hamilton Court, residents clapped, sang, and held banners stating “Go Corona, No Entry” in Gurugram, India, on Sunday, March 22, 2020. (Parveen Kumar / HT Photo)

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People clap and make sounds in support of medical doctors, staff and civic workers at Prabhadevi in Mumbai, India, on Sunday, March 22, 2020. (Vijayanand Gupta / HT Photo)

People clap and make sounds in support of medical doctors, staff and civic workers at Prabhadevi in Mumbai, India, on Sunday, March 22, 2020. (Vijayanand Gupta / HT Photo)

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People clap hands and clang utensils to thank essential service providers at Rajdhani Nikunj Apartment, Patparganj, in New Delhi, India, on Sunday, March 22, 2020. PM Modi proposed a 'Janta curfew' for the day between 7 am and 9 pm to check the spread of the coronavirus. He had also appealed for people to express their gratitude across the nation at 5 pm. (Ajay Aggarwal / HT Photo)

People clap hands and clang utensils to thank essential service providers at Rajdhani Nikunj Apartment, Patparganj, in New Delhi, India, on Sunday, March 22, 2020. PM Modi proposed a 'Janta curfew' for the day between 7 am and 9 pm to check the spread of the coronavirus. He had also appealed for people to express their gratitude across the nation at 5 pm. (Ajay Aggarwal / HT Photo)

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A panoramic view of a deserted Choti Chaupar, in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India, on Sunday, March 22, 2020. Rajasthan government has also ordered a complete lockdown in the state till March 31. (Himanshu Vyas / HT Photo)

A panoramic view of a deserted Choti Chaupar, in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India, on Sunday, March 22, 2020. Rajasthan government has also ordered a complete lockdown in the state till March 31. (Himanshu Vyas / HT Photo)

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A deserted view of Patna Junction with the Mahavir Temple also visible in Patna, Bihar, India on Sunday, March 22, 2020. (Santosh Kumar / HT Photo)

A deserted view of Patna Junction with the Mahavir Temple also visible in Patna, Bihar, India on Sunday, March 22, 2020. (Santosh Kumar / HT Photo)

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People clap hands and clang utensils to thank essential service providers, at Sector 121, in Noida, India, on Sunday, March 22, 2020. (Sunil Ghosh / HT Photo )

People clap hands and clang utensils to thank essential service providers, at Sector 121, in Noida, India, on Sunday, March 22, 2020. (Sunil Ghosh / HT Photo )

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The iconic Howrah Bridge bears a deserted look in Kolkata, West Bengal, India on Sunday, March 22, 2020. PM Modi proposed a 'Janata curfew' for the day between 7 am and 9 pm as part of social distancing to check the spread of the coronavirus. (Samir Jana / HT Photo)

The iconic Howrah Bridge bears a deserted look in Kolkata, West Bengal, India on Sunday, March 22, 2020. PM Modi proposed a 'Janata curfew' for the day between 7 am and 9 pm as part of social distancing to check the spread of the coronavirus. (Samir Jana / HT Photo)

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Deserted view of the AIIMS flyover during Janta Curfew proposed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi -- to prevent the spread of coronavirus, at Minto Road, in New Delhi, India, on Sunday, March 22, 2020 . (Biplov Bhuyan / HT Photo)

Deserted view of the AIIMS flyover during Janta Curfew proposed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi -- to prevent the spread of coronavirus, at Minto Road, in New Delhi, India, on Sunday, March 22, 2020 . (Biplov Bhuyan / HT Photo)

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