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In India lit millions of lamps in a sign of unity in the fight against coronavirus

In India lit millions of lamps in a sign of unity in the fight against coronavirus

Millions of candles and lamps were lit on Sunday evening in all the cities and villages of India as a symbol of the unity of the country in the fight against novel coronavirus infection.
Citizens responded to the call of the Prime Minister of India Narendra modi to organize across the country such action at exactly 21:00 (18:30 GMT) for nine minutes.
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The Prime Minister appealed to Indians with a request to extinguish the lights in the houses and stand on the balconies and open doors of houses with candles and lamps in their hands. These lights are designed to demonstrate the overall strength of the 1.3 billion Indians, the Prime Minister said in a televised address to the nation. Many did not extinguish the candles after nine minutes of action and left them burning on the balconies and window sills.

Traditionally in India, people light candles and lamps on the occasion of Diwali to scare away and disperse the forces of evil. As a rule, bosgiraud Diya (also called Dipa), which are small oil lamps, which on the eve of the mass is made the potters. Without such lamps can not do any one house, because their flame should be away from villages and towns evil spirits for the whole year. It is known that in the middle ages, these lights were trying to deal with epidemics.

The number of cases of infection with the novel coronavirus in India was on Sunday, 3 588, died 99 people.