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Covid-19: Heritage City goes silent, people give thumbs up to ‘Janata Curfew’

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Mysuru: The Heritage City – otherwise bustling with tourists on a normal Sunday – witnessed an overwhelming response to the ‘Janata Curfew’ in view of the Corona scare. People stayed indoors and markets and roads wore a deserted look.

The ‘Janata Curfew’ is being observed following a call by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to fight the deadly virus that has kept the nation on its woes. The curfew will be observed till 9 pm.

On Saturday, one person has been tested positive for Covid-19 in Mysuru.

Prominent roads – KR Circle, Sayyaji Rao Road, D Devaraj Urs Road, Jhansi Rani Lakshmi Bai Road, Maharaja’s ground, Oval ground, Devaraja Market, Santhepet, APMC and MG Road Market – were completely shut.

While this was an unusual Sunday for Mysureans, a few youngsters were caught capturing the empty streets in their locality on their phones. Some even tried out venture out of their homes. But they were warned by the police.

Meanwhile, Pourakarmikas were in complete attendance and attended their morning duties.  

Temple Town Nanjangud also saw zero attendance from devotees. No vehicles plied on road. Similarly Tibetan camp in Bylakuppe too was shut completely.

A KMF outlet near Siddarathanagar is kept open but other shops in the area are closed.

Several marriages were either postponed or conducted in a simple way in the City, owing to the ccurfew.

– Team Mysoorunews

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