Watch: Mumbai residents respond to PM Modi's Janta Curfew challenge, bring the house down
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People in Mumbai responded to PM Narendra Modi's call and took the Janta Curfew challenge on Sunday. They were seen clapping and ringing bells at 5 pm to appreciate the tremendous amount of hardwork the health staff at various hospitals in the country have done and are continuing to do amidst the coronavirus pandemic.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi thanked everyone for appreciating those fighting coronavirus. However, PM Modi added, "It is a beginning of victory in a long battle." He urged everyone to keep following 'social distancing'.

Earlier on Thursday, PM Modi addressed the nation and said to observe a self-imposed curfew on Sunday. "On Sunday, March 22, from 7 am to 9 pm, no one will leave their houses and observe Janata curfew," said Modi. Modi added that at 5 pm on Sunday, we should stand on our doorways, balconies, in our windows and keep clapping hands and ringing the bells for 5 mins to salute and encourage them.

Meanwhile, 341 patients have tested positive in the country and 7 have died so far due to the deadly virus.

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