Coronavirus News Live Updates: India reports
Round up: latest updates on coronavirus crisis in India

The Centre and state governments decide to announce a lockdown in 75 districts across the country where coronavirus cases are reported.

Coronavirus News Live Updates: India reports

  • With Chandigarh reporting six positive cases of COVID-19, the Union Territory Administration orders a lockdown imposing restrictions till March 31 including suspension of public transport to prevent spread of the infection.
  • Four new coronavirus cases are detected in Gujarat, taking the total number of those infected with it to 18 in the state.
  • All roads, streets and public places wear a deserted look in Himachal Pradesh as people observe 'Janata curfew' to check the spread of coronavirus.
  • In the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, the banking lobby Indian Banks' Association (IBA) makes an appeal to people to wash their hands after touching or counting currency.
  • Digital payment platform Paytm commits Rs 5 crore for Indian innovators developing medical solutions related to coronavirus.
  • In an unprecedented move, the railways announces suspension of all its passenger services from March 22 midnight to March 31 midnight and says only goods trains will run during the said period.
  • A group of 19 Indian students seek refuge within the premises of the Indian High Commission in London overnight, demanding that they be put on a flight to India despite the travel restrictions in place following the outbreak of the novel coronavirus pandemic
  • The Sports Authority of India (SAI) centres, which is shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will be used as quarantine facilities for patients of the deadly disease.
Gujarat extends partial lockdown to Gandhinagar
  • The Gujarat government on Sunday extended partial lockdown of all shops, except those selling essential items and services, to capital Gandhinagar a day after ordering their closure till March 25 in Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara and Rajkot.
  • In order to contain the spread of coronavirus, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani has announced closure of all shops-malls except those selling essential items in Gandhinagar as well after ordering this in four metros of Surat, Ahmedabad, Vadodara and Rajkot till March 25, said a release.
  • In these five cities, shops selling essential items like milk, vegetables, food items, medicines, medical equipment, as well as hospitals and laboratories, will remain open, while all others will remain closed till March 25.
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  • People chose to remain indoors during the 'Janata Curfew' following an appeal by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
  • Almost all streets of state capital Imphal and other districts were empty, with only a handful of vehicles plying.
  • Attendance at churches was low as a result of the "Janata Curfew", a pastor said. Chief Minister N Biren Singh announced Prohibitory Orders under Section 144 CrPc has been promulgated in all the districts of the state.