Kolkata, Mar 24: BCCI President and former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly on Tuesday said he never thought his city would wear a deserted look with virtually no one on the streets, owing to a nationwide lockdown to contain the COVID-19 pandemic.
"Never thought would see my city like this .. stay safe .. this will change soon for the better ...love and affection to all .." Ganguly said in a tweet with few pictures of some of the city''s iconic landmarks wearing an empty look.
India’s 30 states and Union Territories have imposed a state-wide curfew to contain the spread of COVID-19, starting Monday, a day after the country observed “Janata curfew”.
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to more than 16,000 deaths globally and a total of 381,293 positive cases have been confirmed.
With the northeast reporting its first positive coronavirus case from Manipur on Tuesday, the total number of cases in India has risen to 491 so far.
The pandemic has forced postponement or cancellation of almost every sports event in the world. (UNI)