Coronavirus: LOCKDOWN IN ENTIRE INDIA from 12 o'clock tonight - Unprecedented announcement by PM Narendra Modi
Coronavirus: PM Narendra Modi is addressing the nation on vital aspects relating to the menace of COVID-19.
Coronavirus: PM Narendra Modi on Tuesday made an unprecedented announcement in view of coronavirus outbreak. Addressing the nation, PM Narendra Modi announced that from 12 o'clock tonight, entire India will be completely locked down. Announcing the big decision PM Modi said that this complete lockdown in India will be for next 21 days.
Amid various measures which are being taken by the government to fight coronavirus, PM Narendra Modi on Tuesday took to Twitter to inform that he will address the nation at 8 PM, 24th March 2020, on vital aspects relating to the menace of COVID-19. PM tweeted, "Will address the nation at 8 PM today, 24th March 2020, on vital aspects relating to the menace of COVID-19." You can catch the Modi address to the nation on Zee Business.
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वैश्विक महामारी कोरोना वायरस के बढ़ते प्रकोप के संबंध में कुछ महत्वपूर्ण बातें देशवासियों के साथ साझा करूंगा। आज, 24 मार्च रात 8 बजे देश को संबोधित करूंगा।
Will address the nation at 8 PM today, 24th March 2020, on vital aspects relating to the menace of COVID-19.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 24, 2020
Meanwhile, nearly 500 coronavirus cases have been reported in India so far, according to Health Ministry data on Tuesday. According to the data updated Tuesday morning, the total number of COVID-19 cases stood at 492. The figure includes at least 41 foreign nationals and the nine deaths reported so far, the Health Ministry said.
The total number of active COVID-19 cases across the country now stands at 446, after over 22 fresh cases were reported. Thirty-six people have been cured/discharged/migrated, it added.
As cases of the viral infection surged in the past few days, authorities have put almost the entire country under lockdown, banning gathering of people and suspending road, rail and air traffic till March 31.
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