Government Decides To Lockdown 75 Districts Across The Country

Written by Akash Sharma

The Center and state governments have chosen to totally shutdown 75 district across the nation over where coronavirus (covid-19) cases have been accounted for, authorities said on Sunday.

It has likewise been chosen to suspend the interstate transport administrations till March 31, the authorities said.

The choices have been taken at a significant level gathering went to by boss secretaries everything being equal and the bureau secretary and the vital secretary to the leader.

Taking into account the need to contain the spread of the lethal COVID-19, it was concurred that there was a pressing need to broaden the limitations on the development of unnecessary traveler transport, including interstate vehicle transports till March 31, a Union Home Ministry official said.

State governments will issue orders allowing only essential services to operate in about 75 districts with confirmed COVID-19 cases or casualties, the official said.


The districts where lockdown was announced are from states that include Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Punjab, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala.

It was noted that several state governments have already issued orders in this regard. All the chief secretaries informed that there was overwhelming and spontaneous response to the call for ‘Janata curfew’ given by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The state governments may extend the rundown relying upon their appraisal of the circumstance.

In the gathering, it was chosen to suspend all train administrations till March 31, including sub-urban rail administrations. Be that as it may, merchandise trains are absolved. All metro rail administrations were additionally suspended till March 31.

The total number of novel coronavirus cases in India rose to 341 on Sunday after fresh cases were reported from various parts of the country, the Union Health Ministry said.

Millions of people across the country stayed indoors, streets wore a deserted look and bare number of vehicles were on the road on Sunday in an unprecedented shutdown on Modi’s appeal for a ‘Janata curfew’ to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus pandemic, which has claimed over 13,000 lives worldwide.

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