PM Modi Asks States To Enforce Lockdown To Contain Coronavirus Spread

PM Modi Asks States To Enforce Lockdown To Contain Coronavirus Spread

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday appealed to state governments to ensure that rules and regulations of the coronavirus lockdown are enforced as he noted that many people are not taking the measure seriously.
“Many people are still not taking the lockdown seriously. Please save yourself, save your family, follow the instructions seriously. I request state governments to ensure rules and laws are followed,” he said in a tweet in Hindi.
The Centre and state governments have decided to completely lock down 75 districts across the country where coronavirus cases have been reported.
Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Punjab, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala announced lockdown in many districts.
Delhi will be locked down from 6 am on March 23 till midnight on March 31.
The total number of COVID-19 cases in the country rose to 390 on Monday after 30 fresh cases were reported, the Union Health Ministry said.
The figure includes 41 foreign nationals and the seven deaths reported so far, it said.
A 68-year old Filipino national succumbed to the coronavirus, taking the national total to eight dead and 89 infected, officials said.
(With PTI Inputs)

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