- Title: India lights candles in symbolic fight against coronavirus
- Date: 5th April 2020
- Summary: PANAJI, GOA, INDIA (APRIL 5, 2020) (ANI - NO USE INDIA) (NIGHT SHOTS) VARIOUS OF PEOPLE SITTING WITH EARTHEN LAMPS LIT EARTHEN LAMP MAN HOLDING EARTHEN LAMP MEN HOLDING EARTHEN LAMP PANAJI RESIDENT, AKSHATA JOSHI, HOLDING LAMP EARTHEN LAMP IN HANDS OF JOSHI EARTHEN LAMPS (SOUNDBITE) (Hindi) PANAJI RESIDENT, AKSHATA JOSHI, SAYING: "These earthen lamps are lit because they give out positive energy. For those who are fighting this coronavirus like doctors, soldiers, everybodyâ€¦ policemen who are helping (in enforcing lockdown). So this will help in giving them positive energy and that's why we are doing it." CHENNAI, TAMIL NADU, INDIA (APRIL 5, 2020) (ANI - NO USE INDIA) (NIGHT SHOTS) VARIOUS PEOPLE LIGHTING EARTHEN LAMPS IN SHAPE OF INDIAN MAP EXTERIOR OF APARTMENT BUILDING WOMEN LIGHTING LAMP ON BALCONY PEOPLE LIGHTING EARTHEN LAMPS IN SHAPE OF INDIAN MAP AHMEDABAD, GUJARAT, INDIA (APRIL 5, 2020) (ANI - NO USE INDIA) (NIGHT SHOTS) (MUTE) AERIAL OF LIT EARTHEN LAMPS IN SHAPE READING (English): "GO CORONA GO" VARIOUS OF PEOPLE WAVING FLASHLIGHTS FROM APARTMENT BUILDINGS
- Keywords: COVID-19 India Narendra Modi butter lamp candles coronavirus lockdown mobile light
- Reuters ID: LVA002C87QKAV
- Location: NEW DELHI / AHMEDABAD, GUJARAT / PANAJI, GOA / CHENNAI, TAMIL NADU, INDIA
- City: NEW DELHI / AHMEDABAD, GUJARAT / PANAJI, GOA / CHENNAI, TAMIL NADU, INDIA
- Country: India
- Duration: 00:01:57
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Topics: Health/Medicine
- Story Text: Indians turned out in their millions on Sunday (April 5) shining flashlights and lighting candles to show solidarity amid the coronavirus lockdown.
Many waved flashlights from their balconies for nine minutes at 9 p.m. (1530 GMT) and others lit candles in the shape of messages and maps of India.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also lit a lamp at his residence in the Indian capital New Delhi after turning the lights of his building off.
Modi has ordered India's 1.3 billion people indoors to avert a massive outbreak of coronavirus infections, but the world's biggest shutdown has left millions without jobs and forced migrant workers to flee home to their villages.
India has reported a total of 3,374 cases and 75 deaths so far.
This is the second time Modi has requested people to come out and show collective unity in the fight against coronavirus. Last month, tens of thousands of Indians stepped out on to their balconies and courtyards with steel plates and spoons in hand and cheered for frontline workers.
(Production: Paul Warren, Marissa Davison)
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