Warangal Urban: People in the erstwhile Warangal district, which include Warangal Urban, Warangal Rural, Jangaon, Jayashankar Bhupalpally, Mahabubabad and Mulugu districts have stayed indoors to make the ‘Janata Curfew’ a big success on Sunday. Roads in the Warangal city wore a deserted look as the people remained indoors. Even vegetable vendors were also not seen on the roads. Hawkers and petty vendors have also supported the curfew.People not only in the urban areas like Warangal city, village folks also observed the curfew that appeared like a bandh. As the RTC has stopped plying the buses, as many as 960 buses of the nine depots remained confined in the depots. The officials have also closed the borders of the Maharashtra State at Kaleshwaram and Chhattisgarh State in Wazeedu mandal.
“We must appreciate both the State and Central governments for announcing the Janata Curfew,” said Paruchuri Ravi Kishore, a resident of Excise Colony in Hanamkonda. A homemaker, Annam Saritha of Gokul Nagar said that she had already purchased the essential commodities for one month in view of the curfew-like situation. “We must follow the directives of the governments as it would help in social distancing which is a must precautionary measure to check the spread of the virus,” she added. At 5 pm, people came out of their houses and clapped for the staff of the medical department and other emergency services. Many people seen clapping and beating the steel plates and even drums in Warangal city. Police commissioner V Ravinder along with his staff also clapped at the police headquarters.
Former professor of Kakatiya University (KU), Dr V Srinivas, said that people should not think that observing one-day curfew is enough to check the spread of the disease. “We should maintain social distance in the coming days too to check the spread of the Covid-19,” he added.
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