More than one billion Indians in lockdown
Indians asked to stay indoors for 14 hours as human and economic cost of coronavirus pandemic mounts by the hour.
The death toll from the coronavirus pandemic has continued to rise in Europe, with officials in Spain announcing nearly 400 new deaths overnight, bringing the total number of deaths in the country to more than 1,700.
In India, the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi imposed a nationwide curfew, heavily restricting the movement of more than one billion people as it considers its next steps.
Extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures. Delhi will be under lockdown from tomorrow 6 AM until 31st March. Certain exceptions have been made to ensure essential items are available for purchase and basic services continue to operate.LG Delhi
For preventive measures to contain spread of covid-19 outbreak, directions have been issued for lockdown in the whole territorial jurisdiction of NCT of Delhi from 0600 hrs on Monday 23rd March 2020 to midnight 31st March 2020.#IndiaFightCorona
Globally, more than 13,000 people have now died from COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, data collected by the United States-based John Hopkins University University showed. Meanwhile, an estimated 92,000 of the 304,500 people who contracted the disease globally have recovered.
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