Last updated on March 24, 2020
A complete of 30 states and Union Territories have imposed complete lockdown, masking a complete of 548 districts in the nation, to verify the unfold of coronavirus, the federal government mentioned on Monday.
Six different states have put in place comparable restrictions in some areas in the wake of the outbreak.
There are 28 states, eight UTs and in the nation.
30 states/UTs announce complete lockdown in the complete state/union territory masking 548 dist to forestall the unfold of #CoronavirusPandemic. 3 states (Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha) announce closure of sure areas. Lakshadweep proclaims lockdown on sure actions pic.twitter.com/vBSQ7ujS9r
— ANI (@ANI) March 23, 2020
On Sunday, 80 districts have been below lockdown.
The central authorities has additionally requested states to implement extra restrictions, if obligatory, resulting in imposition of curfew in Punjab and Maharashtra.
As many individuals continued to enterprise out regardless of the lockdown order, Puducherry, in addition to Punjab and Maharashtra, additionally ordered curfew in order that nobody goes out of house.
In compliance with the govt. advisory to restrict motion for lowering the unfold of #COVID19, Uber companies throughout India have been affected. This signifies that some or all of Uber companies won’t be accessible in your metropolis: Pradeep Parameswaran, Head of Rides Uber, India SA pic.twitter.com/RSnBfc4p9n
— ANI (@ANI) March 23, 2020
A tweet by the Press Information Bureau mentioned the states which have imposed lockdown in all districts embody Chandigarh, Delhi, Goa, Jammu and Kashmir and Nagaland.
The different states are: Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, West Bengal, Ladakh, Tripura, Telangana, Chhattisgarh, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Meghalaya, Jharkhand, Bihar, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Haryana, Daman Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Karnataka and Assam.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has appealed to state governments to make sure that guidelines and laws of the coronavirus lockdown are enforced strictly as he famous that many individuals weren’t following the measures critically.
“Many people are still not taking the lockdown seriously. Please save yourself, save your family, follow the instructions seriously. I request state governments to ensure rules and laws are followed,” Modi mentioned in a tweet in Hindi.
The loss of life toll because of the novel coronavirus pandemic rose to 9 on Monday after West Bengal and Himachal Pradesh reported a casualty every, whereas the variety of confirmed circumstances soared to 468, the Union Health Ministry mentioned.
The central and state governments had on Sunday introduced lockdown in about 80 districts the place no less than one confirmed case of Covid-19 was reported.
Meanwhile, Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba wrote a letter to State Chief Secretaries urging them to observe the scenario around the clock.
Gauba mentioned extra restrictions if obligatory could also be imposed and all present restrictions have to be enforced strongly.
All violations ought to be met with authorized motion, the Cabinet Secretary advised the states and UTs.
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