Coronavirus Pandemic: India goes on absolute lockdown till 21 days

Sukirti Mishra 25/03/2020 13:06 PM

New Delhi. Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared  21 days absolute lockdown across India beginning from March 25. The announcement has been made in wake of the steady spike in cases of Coronavirus pandemic in India over the past one week which crossed the 500 mark on Tuesday.


"To save India, to save its every citizen, you and your family...every street, every neighbourhood is being put under lockdown," PM Modi said in his address to the nation. PM Modi's "complete lockdown" call to action for entire India was made as 2.6 billion people globally, out of more than 7 billion, came under some sort of lockdown in wake of the outbreak, which began in Wuhan in China’s Hubei province 3 months ago.
"My fellow citizens, THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO NEED TO PANIC. Essential commodities, medicines etc. would be available. Centre and various state governments will work in close coordination to ensure this. Together, we will fight COVID-19 and create a healthier India. Jai Hind!" PM Modi said in his address. More than 10 people have died so far in India due to Coronavirus, with the worst-affected states being Maharashtra and Kerala.
Meanwhile, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in India rose to 519 on Tuesday, including 43 foreign nationals, the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare stated. However, there are 469 active cases, while 39 have been discharged after recovering from the disease.



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