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India goes indoors in fight against Coronavirus

NEW DELHI, March 22, 2020

India this morning began a 14-hour 'people's curfew' with Prime Minister Narendra Modi once again urging citizens to remain indoors to help fight the coronavirus pandemic. 
 
The number of COVID cases in India rose to 324 on Sunday after fresh cases were reported from various parts of the country, the Union health ministry said.
 
The total includes 41 foreign nationals and four deaths reported from Delhi, Karnataka, Punjab and Maharashtra so far.
 
Maharashtra has reported the highest number of COVID-19 cases at 63, including three foreigners, followed by Kerala at 52 including seven foreign nationals.
 
Delhi has reported 27 positive cases, while Karnataka has 20 patients. 
 
Modi, on his Twitter account, said: "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. Stay indoors and stay healthy. #IndiaFightsCorona." 
 
From suspending metro services to deploying additional cops, the states have also ramped up measures to encourage people to stay indoors between 7 am to 9 pm Sunday, said an Indian Express report.
 
 



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