The number of coronavirus positive patients in India rose to 471 on Monday, as per the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).
As Maharashtra remains the worst-affected in India, section 144 has been imposed in the state from Monday. Stay tuned for more updates
The lockdown was imposed in a bid to contain the spread of coronavirus, which has taken more than 14000 lives across the globe.
"Essentials like groceries, milk, bakery, medical, etc will remain open. People need not panic. All religious places will remain closed. Only the priests and clerics alone will be inside and pray.
Uttar Pradesh government has put 16 districts under total lockdown till March 25, which include Agra, Lucknow, Gautam Budh Nagar, Ghaziabad, Moradabad, Varanasi, Lakhimpur Khiri, Bareilly, Azamgarh, Kanpur, Meerut, Prayagraj, Aligarh, Gorakhpur, Pilibhit, and Saharanpur.
The Delhi police has imposed section 144 of CrPC which prohibits assembly of four or more people in one place till March 31.
Lockdown due to #Coronavirus, Anti-CAA protesters vacate Clock Tower: Sumayya Rana#coronavirusindia pic.twitter.com/2Tc2TQ797l — Newsroom Post (@NewsroomPostCom) March 23, 2020
Many anti-CAA protests, around the country, have been temporarily called off in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
Please save yourself, save your family, follow the instructions seriously. I request the state governments to get the rules and laws followed, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Eighty cities including Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai and Bengaluru are going into complete lockdown this month as India fights to contain the spread of coronavirus.