New Delhi, 23rd March: It has been reported that nearly all of India has gone under complete lockdown to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus disease, the number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in India jumped to 433 on Monday evening.
Of the 433 total confirmed cases, 402 are active cases while 23 of these have been cured and discharged from hospitals. Also, figure 433 includes seven death cases and one of a migrated Covid-19 patient.
Further, of the 433 cases, 393 are Indian citizens while 40 are foreign nationals.
The data is as per the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, updated on its website at 6 pm on March 23.
With the number of cases steadily rising in India, the Centre has announced several strict measures to curb the spread of the disease. It has suspended all passenger trains, inter-state buses, and metro rail services across the country till March 31.
Further, the Centre on Monday ordered the complete lockdown of nearly 80 districts across the country – these districts are where confirmed cases of novel coronavirus have been reported.
Several states including Maharashtra, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, etc have announced complete lockdown and shut their borders. Maharashtra and Punjab even announced curfew on Monday to ensure people don’t flout prohibitory orders.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today appealed the citizens not to flout lockdown orders, reminding them that these are for their as well as their family members’ safety.
In a few minutes from now, the #JantaCurfew commences.
Let us all be a part of this curfew, which will add tremendous strength to the fight against COVID-19 menace. The steps we take now will help in the times to come.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 22, 2020
“Some people are still not taking the lockdown seriously. Please save yourself and your families, follow the instructions seriously. I request respective state governments to ensure the people follow rules and obey laws,” PM Modi tweeted.
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