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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday announced a 21-day lockdown in the entire country effective from midnight to deal with the spread of coronavirus, saying that "social distancing" is the only option to combat the disease

"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.

Maharashtra remains the worst-hit state from coronavirus with 52 people, including 3 foreign nationals, confirmed positive for the highly contagious virus.

"In Mumbai Metropolitan Region, Pune, Pimpri-Chinchwad, Nagpur - which have international airports, all shops (other than essentials) and offices to remain closed till March 31, 2020," Thackeray said today in his address to the state.

Maharashtra is the worst-hit state from coronavirus in the country with 49 confirmed cases and one fatality. The total number of coronavirus cases in the country reached 169.

Today's tally of 125 positive cases includes 22 foreign nationals in the country. The country's highest tally of 36 cases is reported from Maharashtra which includes three foreign nationals.

"Last but not least my heart goes out to the people who have lost their life and their family. Take care and be safe," said Rohit.

A total of 110 cases of coronavirus, including 17 foreign nationals, have been confirmed across India, Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Sunday.