India under total virus lockdown

Clay Curtis
March 27, 2020

However, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has talked about many instances in his tackle that consultants have talked about persevering with social distancing for 21 days to interrupt the corona virus chain.

Crowds of people thronged retailers to refill on milk, rations and medicines throughout the hours sooner than the restrictions went into influence at midnight on Tuesday even if Modi acknowledged these may very well be on the market all by way of the lockdown.

Ram Prakash, a shopkeeper in Delhi's Nizamuddin area, said supplies of some essential goods had improved although bottled water was still a problem. "So, yeah, I think our worries would be even more extreme if we were at home and knew that she was on the other side of the world".

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman while holding a press conference on Thursday announced a COVID-19 relief package worth Rs 1.7 lakh crore with an exhaustive list of benefits for the poor and women to provide some relief from the impact of the pandemic.

The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Thursday said that a total of 649 confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) have been reported in the country, adding there is no hard evidence to say there has been "community transmission" of the deadly virus in India.

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Health ministry official Lav Agarwal told a briefing yesterday that the rate of increase in confirmed cases was falling, but he stressed that "the situation is evolving, we can not begin to take the situation in a relaxed way". They arrived in India on March 6 and were working on getting Grace's passport and US visa to travel back to the USA when concerns about coronavirus started ramping up, Whitney Saville said.

Indian shopkeepers and customers haggle over the prices of fruits and vegetables in a crowded Mandi (market place), as nationwide lockdown continues over highly contagious novel coronavirus on March 26, 2020 in New Delhi, India.

"Asking people to stay at home is necessary but the majority of the population can't afford to sit at home without work and pay", said Madhura Swaminathan, head of economic analysis at the Indian Statistical Institute in Bengaluru.

Total deaths due to Covid-19 now stand at 13. Some states announced they were releasing thousands of prisoners on parole. But infections in Punjab, the most populous province, are picking up now, government data showed. 12 deaths have already been reported from across the country. Assistance of businesses affected by lockdown can also be announced.

Shyam Thapa of the Himalayan Expedition company said about 125 foreign hikers were stranded at Lukla, the gateway to Mount Everest.

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