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Videos of processions across India during #ThaaliBajao has people on social media facepalming

From various parts of the country, netizens were shocked to see people hitting the streets as part of the #ThaaliBajao campaign to show gratitude for medical workers.

By: Trends Desk | New Delhi | Updated: March 22, 2020 10:02:23 pm
coronavirus, coronavirus india, janta curfew, janta curfew rallies, janta curfew processions, people take out rallies janta curfew, thaali bajao videos, indian express, People take out procession in the evening during Janta Curfew in Mumbai’s Prabhadevi area. (Express photo by Nirmal Harindran)

After Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s appeal, ‘Janata Curfew’ was largely followed across the country with people staying in their homes Sunday to try reduce the spread of Covid-19 virus. But when it came to the #ThaaliBajao campaign, in which people were asked to applaud medical and emergency workers at 5 pm, videos emerged of people congregating in groups in different parts of the country, completely nullifying the intention behind the voluntary lockdown. On social media, there was plenty of criticism for those who hit the streets as part of the campaign.

In many parts across the country, people clapped, banged utensils and blew conch shells from their homes as part of the campaigns titled #ThaaliBajao and #TaaliBajao. But what also emerged were videos of people forming big groups and walking down the streets while participating in the campaign.

Watch some of the videos doing rounds on the internet here:

In a bid to curtail the spread of Covid-19, the Prime Minister’s Office advised states to issue appropriate orders to allow only essential services to operate in the 75 districts that have reported confirmed cases or casualties due to the coronavirus.

The government has announced that passenger train services across the country will remain suspended till March 31 to prevent mass migrations and the spread of the virus.

Many states have announced lockdowns will be implemented till the end of this month. The number of people who have tested positive for Covid-19 has risen to 370 and the death toll is now at seven. (Follow Coronavirus Live Updates here)

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