Coronavirus Updates in India: The Centre and several state governments announced on Sunday a complete lockdown in 80 districts nationwide, to control the spread of coronavirus (Covid-19), which has infected nearly 370 people in the country. Here’s a district-wise look at the areas which will be shut down to abort the threat of community transmission.
Eighty districts across 22 states and Union Territories where positive coronavirus cases have been reported will be under a complete lockdown till March 31. State governments have been asked to decide which “essential services” will be allowed, the Union government announced on Sunday after a meeting with cabinet secretaries. On Sunday, the nation successfully observed ‘Janta Curfew’ by staying indoors after a clarion call given by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
A list of cities on lockdown was released after the Cabinet Secretary had a meeting with Chief Secretaries of all states this morning. During the lockdown, no cabs, taxis, auto-rickshaws will be allowed to operate in the national capital. Private vehicles will also be banned. Vehicles linked to the personnel of 24 essential services – including police, health, fire, prisons, electricity, water, chemists, petrol pumps – will be exempted.
Coronavirus Updates: Here list of cities that have been lockdown:
Andhra Pradesh– Prakasam, Vijaywada, Vizag
Delhi– Central East
North East Delhi
Himachal Pradesh– Kangra
Jammu and Kashmir- Srinagar
Madhya Pradesh- Jabalpur
Tamil Nadu- Chennai
Telangana – Bhadradri
Uttar Pradesh– Agra
West Bengal– Kolkata
North 24 Parganas