NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi introduced a “whole lockdown” within the nation of 1.three billion folks throughout a televised handle Tuesday night time, probably the most intensive stay-at-home order but on the earth’s battle in opposition to the coronavirus pandemic.
The 21-day lockdown was set to start at midnight.
“To avoid wasting India and each Indian, there might be a complete ban on venturing out of your houses,” Modi stated, including that if the county did not handle the subsequent 21 days, it might be set again by 21 years.
Indian well being officers have reported 469 actives instances of COVID-19, the illness attributable to the virus, and 10 deaths.
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