Expressed gratitude to all #essentialservices: doctors, nurses, paramedics, swacchta personnel, drivers, delivery riders, police, media, banks, postal/courier services, for standing by the nation at this time of #CoronavirusPandemic #JantaCurfew pic.twitter.com/APcGJ1Ofr1
— Nirmala Sitharaman (@nsitharaman) March 22, 2020
Earlier, PM Modi earlier proposed the 14-day quarantine during a national address on Thursday, as coronavirus cases in India and across the world continued to surge.
— Dr Harsh Vardhan (@drharshvardhan) March 22, 2020
In the US, a campaign has been trending on Twitter to demonstrate appreciation for health care workers. #Solidarityat8 is urging people to go on their balconies or open their windows and doors at 8 p.m. and cheer the people who continue to work in hospitals and other medical facilities.
Doctors, nurses and other medical personnel are being called heroes for their commitment as they continue working in an increasingly precarious situation — with protective gear in short supply.
The movement started in other countries that were impacted by coronavirus before the US. In India, President Ram Nath Kovind and senior ministers stood in their courtyards in the capital, New Delhi, on Sunday, showing their appreciation with a standing ovation.
राष्ट्रपति कोविन्द ने भारत की प्रथम महिला व परिवार के अन्य सदस्यों सहित सभी देशवासियों की ध्वनि में ध्वनि मिलाते हुए उन सभी लोगों के प्रति कृतज्ञता व्यक्त की जो अपने और अपने परिवारजनों के जीवन का जोखिम उठाते हुए भी राष्ट्र के स्वास्थ्य की रक्षा कर रहे हैं।#JantaCurfew pic.twitter.com/C8m3pu7Dsb
— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) March 22, 2020
Citizens in cities across Turkey clapped, whistled and appreciated their health care workers in the country.
3. ALKIŞ İÇİN SAĞ OL TÜRKİYE! Sağlık çalışanlarımıza desteğimizi her fırsatta gösterelim. pic.twitter.com/mdvXZDZU7i
— Dr. Fahrettin Koca (@drfahrettinkoca) March 21, 2020
Israelis cheered from their balconies and windows on Thursday night to show their gratitude for their health care workers.
There are more than 3780,000 cases of coronavirus, globally. Europe is now at the epicentre of the pandemic and the US is facing a surge in cases. The virus is spreading rapidly in many countries, with more than 270,000 confirmed cases outside China, according to the latest figures from Johns Hopkins University.