75 districts under lockdown to halt Covid-19 spread as cases rise

The Centre and state governments have determined to announce a lockdown in 75 districts throughout the nation the place cases have been reported, officers stated on Sunday.

It has additionally determined to droop inter-state bus providers until March 31, they stated.


The choices have been taken at a excessive degree assembly attended by chief secretaries of all States and the Cabinet Secretary and the Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister.

In view of the necessity to comprise the spread of COVID 19, it was agreed that there’s pressing want to prolong the restrictions on the motion of non-essential passenger transport together with inter-state transport buses until March 31, 2020, a house ministry official stated.


State governments will challenge orders permitting solely important providers to function in about 75 districts with confirmed COVID 19 cases or casualties, the official stated.

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