India’s Modi puts the country under lockdown for 21 days to fight Covid-19

25th March 2020 Isaan Live 0

Modi puts all of India under lockdown for 21 days to fight coronavirus

FILE PHOTO: India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks to the media inside the parliament premises on the first day of the winter session in New Delhi, India, November 18, 2019. REUTERS/Altaf Hussain/File Photo

MUMBAI (Reuters) – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday the government would impose a nationwide lockdown from midnight for 21 days to stem the spread of the coronavirus.

“There will be a total ban on venturing out of your homes,” Modi said in a televised address.

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday that the government would impose a nationwide lockdown from midnight for 21 days to stem the spread of the coronavirus. Francesca Lynagh reports.

India has so far reported 482 confirmed cases of the coronavirus and nine deaths.

(Reporting by Delhi and Mumbai newsrooms..