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

by Reuters
Tuesday, 24 March 2020 14:46 GMT

MUMBAI, March 24 (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.

India has so far reported 482 confirmed cases of the coronavirus and nine deaths. (Reporting by Delhi and Mumbai newsrooms Editing by Gareth Jones)

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