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India Claps, Clang Utensils To Thank Coronavirus Fighters

The clanging sounds rang in the air across India as the clock struck five and people came out in balconies, lawns and terraces following an appeal by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to show solidarity and express gratitude to doctors, nurses and others involved in providing essential services, as the country observed an unprecedented 'Janta Curfew' to check the spread of the coronavirus.

March 22, 2020

President Ram Nath Kovind with India's first lady Savita Kovind clap as a gesture to show gratitude to the helpers and medical practitioners who are working relentlessly to fight coronavirus during Janta curfew, in New Delhi.

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Union Minister Nitin Gadkari along with his family members clap as a gesture to show gratitude to the helpers and medical practitioners who are working relentlessly to fight coronavirus during Janta curfew, in Nagpur.

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Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla with his family members clap and clang utensils as a gesture to show gratitude to the helpers and medical practitioners who are working relentlessly to fight coronavirus during Janta curfew, in New Delhi.

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Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan along with family members clap as a gesture to show gratitude to the helpers and medical practitioners who are working relentlessly to fight coronavirus during Janta curfew, in Mumbai.

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Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa along with his family members clap as a gesture to show gratitude to the helpers and medical practitioners who are working relentlessly to fight coronavirus during Janta curfew, in Bengaluru.

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Union Minister for Petroleum & Natural Gas and Steel Dharmendra Pradhan along with his family members clap as a gesture to show gratitude to the helpers and medical practitioners who are working relentlessly to fight coronavirus during Janta curfew, in New Delhi.

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West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar along with his wife Sudesh Dhankhar clap to show gratitude to the helpers and medical practitioners who are working relentlessly to fight coronavirus during Janta curfew, Kolkata.

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Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik rings a bell as a gesture to show gratitude to the helpers and medical practitioners who are working relentlessly to fight coronavirus during Janta curfew, in Bhubaneswar.

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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath rings a bell as a gesture to show gratitude to the helpers and medical practitioners who are working relentlessly to fight coronavirus during Janta curfew, in Gorakhpur.

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Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy along with his family members clap as a gesture to show gratitude to the helpers and medical practitioners who are working relentlessly to fight coronavirus during Janta curfew, at Tadepalli in Guntur District.

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Telangana Chief Minister K.Chandrashekhar Rao along with his family members clap as a gesture to show gratitude to the helpers and medical practitioners who are working relentlessly to fight coronavirus during Janta curfew, in Hyderabad.

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People clap and clang utensils as a gesture to show gratitude to the helpers and medical practitioners who are working relentlessly to fight coronavirus during Janta curfew, at Indirapuram in Ghaziabad.

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A man plays flute in the backdrop of people clapping as a gesture to show gratitude to the helpers and medical practitioners who are working relentlessly to fight coronavirus during Janta curfew, in Kochi.

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People clap and clang utensils as a gesture to show gratitude to the helpers and medical practitioners who are working relentlessly to fight coronavirus during Janta curfew, in Ahmedabad.

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SPG of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi office clapping as a gesture to show gratitude to the helpers and medical practitioners who are working relentlessly to fight coronavirus during Janta curfew at South Block, in New Delhi.

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People clap from balconies in show of appreciation to health care workers at a Chawl in Mumbai.

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People hold the national flag and cheer during Janta Curfew in the wake of deadly coronavirus, at Jama Masjid in New Delhi.

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People come out on their balconies to clap, clang utensils and ring bells to express their gratitude to those providing essential services amid Coronavirus Pandemic, in Delhi.

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People come out on their balconies to clap, clang utensils and ring bells to express their gratitude to those providing essential services amid Coronavirus Pandemic, in Delhi.

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People come out on their balconies to clap, clang utensils and ring bells to express their gratitude to those providing essential services amid Coronavirus Pandemic, in Delhi.

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People clap from balconies in show of appreciation to health care workers in Mumbai. India is Sunday observing a 14-hour "people's curfew" called by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in order to stem the rising coronavirus caseload in the country of 1.3 billion For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms. For some it can cause more severe illness.

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People come out on their balconies to clap, clang utensils and ring bells to express their gratitude to those providing essential services amid Coronavirus Pandemic, in Kolkata.

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People come out on their balconies to clap, clang utensils and ring bells to express their gratitude to those providing essential services amid Coronavirus Pandemic, in Delhi.

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People clap from balconies in show of appreciation to health care workers in Mumbai. India is Sunday observing a 14-hour "people's curfew" called by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in order to stem the rising coronavirus caseload in the country of 1.3 billion For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms. For some it can cause more severe illness.

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People clap from balconies in show of appreciation to health care workers in Mumbai. India is Sunday observing a 14-hour "people's curfew" called by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in order to stem the rising coronavirus caseload in the country of 1.3 billion For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms. For some it can cause more severe illness.

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People come out on their balconies to clap, clang utensils and ring bells to express their gratitude to those providing essential services amid Coronavirus Pandemic, in Kolkata.

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Children bang pans to cheer health workers in Prayagraj. India is observing a 14-hour "people's curfew" called by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in order to stem the rising coronavirus caseload in the country of 1.3 billion. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms. For some it can cause more severe illness

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Families of roadside shopkeepers ring bell and clap to cheer health workers following coronavirus outbreaks, in New Delhi. India is observing a 14-hour "people's curfew" called by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in order to stem the rising coronavirus caseload in the country of 1.3 billion. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms. For some it can cause more severe illness.

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An elderly couple bangs pans and cheers health care workers following coronavirus outbreaks, in New Delhi. India is observing a 14-hour "people's curfew" called by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in order to stem the rising coronavirus caseload in the country of 1.3 billion. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms. For some it can cause more severe illness.

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People, in a residential complex, clap and bang utensils from their balconies in show of appreciation to health care workers in Greater Noida, a suburb of New Delhi. India is Sunday observing a 14-hour "people's curfew" called by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in order to stem the rising coronavirus caseload in the country of 1.3 billion For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms. For some it can cause more severe illness.

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Indians clap their hands and ring bells from their apartments in Hyderabad. India is Sunday observing a 14-hour "people's curfew" called by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in order to stem the rising coronavirus caseload in the country of 1.3 billion For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms. For some it can cause more severe illness.

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Indians bang pans, blow con shells and claps in show of appreciation to health care workers in Prayagraj. India is observing a 14-hour "people's curfew" called by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in order to stem the rising coronavirus caseload in the country of 1.3 billion. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms. For some it can cause more severe illness.

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