Covid19: 80 Indian districts in lockdown

Unprecedented restrictions were imposed in 80 districts across 17 States and five Union Territories in India affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

“State governments will issue orders allowing only essential services to operate in districts with confirmed COVID-19 cases. The focus should be on closure of all activities except essential services such as hospitals, telecom, medicine shops and provision stores,” an official release said.

With first deaths reported in Bihar and Gujarat, the toll in the country rose to 7.

All train, metro and inter-State transport services across the country were suspended on Sunday till March 31 as the number of coronavirus confirmed cases stood at 396.

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