Suresh Raina, Virender Sehwag, Anil Kumble lead sports stars tributes on Janata Curfew day PM Modi urged the countrymen to clap and stand in solidarity with India's essential service providers Delhi Capitals, Hockey India post videos of players paying their tributes India sports stars joined the rest of the country in thanking the essential service providers on the day of Janata Curfew. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had urged the people of the country to follow Janata Curfew by avoiding public places and staying home for 14 hours between 7 am and 9 pm on Sunday amid the growing cases of Covid-19. PM Modi, in his address on novel coronavirus, also urged the countrymen to show solidarity with the country's essential service providers, including doctors, journalists, airport workers, municipal staff and delivery agents, by going out on balconies at 5 pm on Sunday and clapping, banging on their plates or ringing bells. As expected, millions were seen thanking the country's essential service providers and social media was abuzz with videos of people clapping from their balconies and terraces. Cricketers Sachin Tendulkar, Suresh Raina, Virender Sehwag, Anil Kumble, Ravinchandran Ashwin among others sent out messages to the essential service providers with heartwarming posts on social media. Track and field great PT Usha posted a video of herself clapping for India's Corona Warriors. Weightlifter Satish Sivalingam, shooters Apurvi Chandela, Heena Sidhu among others also joined in. As of March 22, 360 people in India have been infected by novel coronavirus and 7 have lost their lives due to the pandemic that has led to a global health scare. The cash-rich Indian Premier League has been suspended until April 15 and the fate of the popular T20 tournament remains uncertain.
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