India has successfully observed the “Janta Curfew”, a clarion call given by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to fight against spurt of coronavirus cases across the country. So far 350 positive cases of novel coronavirus have been reported and five people have died of the COVID-19 till date across the country. It has infected more than 3,00,000 people and killed over 13,000 across the world.
Here are the latest updates:
Union government announces lockdown in 75 districts till March 31
A patient diagnosed with COVID-19 in Surat has died, the first death from Gujarat where 18 cases have been found so far.
Seven fresh cases in Punjab, total climbs to 21
Paramilitary forces suspend movement of troops till April 5
The country’s paramilitary forces comprising about 10 lakh personnel have ordered immediate suspension of movement of troops for any kind of travel, including leaves or routine work, and directed them to “be where they are” till April 5 to check COVID-19 outbreak in their ranks.
All cities in Maharashtra to go under Section 144 from tomorrow: Uddhav Thackeray
Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu have also extended the Janta Curfew till tomorrow.
No international flights will arrive in Mumbai after tonight.
Anand Mahindra offers to convert Mahindra resorts to temporary care facilities
Industrialist Anand Mahindra, chairman of Mahindra Group, has offered to convert Mahindra Holiday resorts as temporary care facilities and plans to make ventilators at Mahindra manufacturing units to help fight the deadly coronavirus pandemic.
Besides, he also decided to create a fund and contribute 100 per cent of his salary towards this cause.
West Bengal’s fourth COVID-19 patient in critical condition, put on ventilator
All suburban train services cancelled till March 31
In a press release, the railway department stated that all suburban train services would be stopped from midnight of March 23 to 31.
Tamil Nadu government has extended the window of ‘Janata Curfew’ till 5 a.m. on March 23, according to an official release issued on Sunday afternoon.
A 24-year-old man from Guntur in Andhra Pradesh, who was confirmed positive for coronavirus on Sunday, has been admitted to a designated hospital in Telangana. He is the 22nd COVID-19 patient in the State.
All trains cancelled till March 31.
Banks to provide only essential services from tomorrow
The Indian Banks’ Association has said banks will only provide basic services from March 23.
Cash deposit and withdrawal, clearing of cheques, remittances and government transaction are the essential services that will be provided.
Punjab orders complete lockdown till March 31
In Punjab, as many as 11 positive cases were reported in a single day on March 21.
A new case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in Chandigarh, taking the total number of COVID-19 positive cases in the city to six, said the government, in a statement on Sunday.
TMC and NCP ask their MPs to withdraw from Parliament.
50 people with travel history stopped near Hyderabad.
In Bengaluru, six of the 195 passengers from Karnataka who arrived at the Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru from Dubai on Sunday have symptoms of COVID-19.
Bihar reported first its death due to COVID-19. The test of the deceased was found positive. He was also undergoing treatment for kidney ailment at the Patna-based All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS).