Several states across India including national capital Delhi, Punjab, Bihar, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana imposed a complete lockdown on Sunday, 22 March, to tackle the coronavirus pandemic, while many other states closed major districts.Gujarat on Sunday reported first death due to coronavirus infection as 67-year-old patient died in Surat, taking India’s death toll to seven. Earlier in the day, two deaths were reported from Maharashtra and Bihar each.The total number of coronavirus cases across the globe stood at at least 3,00,097 according to AFP, even as the official number in India rose to 396 on Sunday, according to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).While a ‘Janata Curfew’ was observed nationwide on Sunday from 7 am to 9 pm to curb the spread of COVID-19, several states decided to extend it.PM Modi said the ‘Janta Curfew’ was just the beginning of a long battle, even as he lauded the people for their overwhelming responseAll passenger train service have been cancelled till 31 MarchUnion Health Ministry, on Saturday, authorised private laboratories to test for COVID-19 under guidelines issued by ICMRChina reported its first domestic coronavirus case after a gap of three daysThe global death toll has crossed 13,000, with an estimated at least 3,00,000 people infected We'll get through this! Meanwhile, here's all you need to know about the Coronavirus outbreak to keep yourself safe, informed, and updated. The Quint is now available on Telegram & WhatsApp too, Click here to join.The number of coronavirus cases in India has risen to 315, according to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)Italy’s tally of coronavirus cases and deaths continues to soar, with officials announcing 793 new deaths and 6,557 new cases, in its biggest single-day leap.The total number of coronavirus cases in the national capital has risen to 27, PTI reported, quoting Delhi Health Department.Out of the 27 positive cases, 20 people are currently admitted in various hospitals, whereas 5 have been discharged, one person has migrated out of the country and one person has lost his life, according to the department.DK Tiwari, Chief Secretary to Govt of Jharkhand wrote to the Chairman of the Railway Board, “You are requested to ensure that no trains from outside the state to enter Jharkhand from 22 March onwards, till 31 March, in wake of the CoronaVirus outbreak.”France reports 112 more COVID-19 related deaths in 24 hours, taking the death toll to 562, according to the AFP news agency.The central government on Saturday instructed Indian airlines to let the passengers, coming from abroad and instructed to be under home quarantine, take domestic transit flights, PTI reported.As per current instructions, they can fly to their home and then quarantine for 14 days, said AK Gadpayle, principal consultant (DGHS), Control Room Triage, COVID-19 Screening Centre, IGI Airport.According to the Govt of Meghalaya, all people entering the state are required to mandatorily register on the COVID-19 Monitoring System, in addition to undergoing health screening as required by authorities, ANI reported.Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has issued guidelines for COVID-19 testing by private laboratories. The maximum cost for testing samples capped at Rs 4,500 (Rs 1,500 for screening test for likely cases and an additional Rs 3,000 for confirmation test).An 83-year-old woman has become Chile's first victim of the coronavirus pandemic, health authorities said on Saturday, AFP reported.Health Minister Jaime Manalich earlier in the day said that 103 new cases had been reported in the last 24 hours, taking the total to over 500. In Latin America, only Brazil has registered more cases.Of Chile's cases, 33 have been hospitalized and 359 are in the capital Santiago, Manalich said.On the day of the ‘janata curfew’, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, “In a few minutes from now, the ‘janta curfew’ 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.”Home Minister Amit Shah also put out a message on Twitter. He said, “As janta curfew, people’s movement begins, I pledge to strictly follow PM Modi’s call. I also urge my fellow countrymen to participate. Let’s break the chain and protect our nation against this pandemic with social distancing and self isolation.”The four-year-old child who was suspected of being infected by COVID-19, and tested in Jorhat Medical College and RMRC, Dibrugarh has been found negative. “There is no COVID-19 positive case in Assam so far,” Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Twitter.The number of positive COVID-19 cases in Andhra Pradesh now stands at five. All five patients have history of recent foreign travel, the Director of Health and Family Welfare of Andhra Pradesh said.The 263 Indian students, who had been stranded in Italy amid the coronavirus outbreak, have departed for India by a special Air India flight from Rome.The Bengaluru city police has warned that they will book and detain people who come on the streets during the ‘janata curfew’ timings on Sunday, Deccan Herald reported.The reported quoted city police commissioner Bhaskar Rao asking every citizen to take the suggestions of the prime minister very seriously and to stay at home.One person, who is a secondary contact of Chandigarh's first positive case, has tested positive for COVID-19, taking the number of positive cases to six in the Union Territory, the Department of Public Relations, Chandigarh said. The health condition of all six positive cases is stable.Passengers were stranded outside New Delhi railway station as all passenger and intercity trains have been cancelled till 10 pm on 22nd March, in view of the 'Janata Curfew' announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.“I am working from home today. I appeal to everyone that except those working in emergencies and critical areas to stay home or work from home and support the Prime Minister’s call for Janata Curfew,” Defence Minister Rajnath Singh tweeted.Four cities in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home state of Gujarat – Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara and Rajkot – have declared a complete shutdown until 25 March.Policemen offer flowers to the locals out on roads in Delhi, requesting them to stay at home and observe the countrywide ‘Janata Curfew’ on Sunday.The 57-year-old man from Kolkata who had tested positive without any foreign travel history, reportedly misled the authorities. He had travelled to Italy where his son lives.China reported its first domestic coronavirus case after a gap of three days as the country saw a surge in imported infections with 45 new cases and initiated stricter measures to avert COVID-19 to resurface and create a second wave of infections, health officials said on Sunday.China's National Health Commission (NHC) said that 46 new confirmed cases were reported on the mainland on Saturday, including one domestic infection transmitted by imported cases in Guangzhou.The Palestinian health ministry announces the first two cases of the coronavirus in the Gaza Strip. The ministry says the cases are of two people who recently returned from Pakistan.The special Air India flight carrying 263 Indian students that took off from Rome has landed at Delhi airport. All the evacuees will be taken to ITBP Chhawla Quarantine Facility, New Delhi. ITBP team will receive the evacuees after thermal screening and immigration.A 33-year-old man from Karnataka with recent foreign travel history has tested positive for Coronavirus. Contact tracing is currently underway within 3 km radius around Hosayellapur .US President Donald Trump gave a clarion call to fellow Americans to "stay home and save lives" as the number of people infected by the deadly coronavirus continues to soar from coast to coast and has crossed 300,000 mark.As of 21 March, there were at least 26,574 confirmed cases of the deadly coronavirus in the US, an increase of more than 7,000 in a day alone. The number of Americans who have died so far are 340, with as many as 80 have lost their lives in the last 24 hours.US Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen Pence have tested negative for the deadly novel coronavirus, a top White House official said on Saturday. Pence and the Second Lady took the test after a staff from his team tested positive for the deadly disease.Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa announced that Karnataka state borders will be closed in view of the coronavirus pandemic. He also added some additional measures to check the spread. Domestic passengers will be screened at airports. 1,700 beds will be added to Victoria Hospital in Bangalore which will be conducting tests for Covid-19.He also said that class X state board exams will be postponed and that state government will be made into 24/7 war room.The total number of COVID-19 cases in India rose to 324 on 22 March, Sunday, the Union health ministry said.A 63-year-old male patient from Maharashtra, who was admitted to a private hospital with a positive case of COVID-19 and a chronic history of diabetes, high blood pressure and ischemic heart disease, succumbed to his illness on 22 March, Sunday.Citing an AFP report that talks about how the lack of enough testing centres contributed to Italy being so badly hit by COVID-19, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that India needs to step up its game and increase testing facilities substantially.Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh has ordered complete lockdown in the state, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, a Public Relations (PR) Senior Official, Punjab Government said.Congress leader Jitin Prasada and his wife Neha Prasada have tested negative for the novel coronavirus. Jitin had put himself under self-quarantine earlier, as he was present in the party attended by singer Kanika Kapoor, who has tested positive for COVID-19.A 38-year-old man from Bihar, who had tested positive for COVID-19, has passed away. This is the sixth death in coronavirus-related cases.The patient was from Munger. He died on Saturday at AIIMS in Patna, Dr Prabhat Kumar Singh, from AIIMS Patna said.Ten more people – six in Mumbai and four in Pune – test positive for the novel coronavirus in Maharashtra. Total number of positive cases in the state has risen to 74, the health department in Maharashtra said."Quality family time, television and some good food. Each of you is a valued soldier in this battle against COVID-19," PM Modi tweeted on 'Janata Curfew' day. He also thanked celebrities for encouraging people and showing support for this unofficial lockdown.Odisha government has announced a lockdown till 9 pm on 29 March, in the districts of Khurda, Cuttack, Ganjam, Kendrapara, Angul, the towns of Puri, Rourkela, Sambalpur, Jharsuguda, Balasore, Jajpur town and Bhadrak.A traveller from Spain has tested positive for COVID-19. The patient is currently undergoing treatment in isolation, Dr C Vijayabaskar, Tamil Nadu Minister for Health and Family Welfare said.Mahindra & Mahindra has suspended manufacturing in Nagpur with immediate effect. The company will suspend manufacturing in Chakan and Kandivali Monday night onwards, CNBC reported.All passenger train services on Indian Railways and Konkan Railway will be cancelled till 31 March. Suburban trains and Kolkata metro will run till midnight on 22 March.The Tamil Nadu government has extended curfew till 5 am tomorrow.“14 people have tested positive for Coronavirus in the state. During the lockdown in the state, there will be a regular supply of all essential commodities. I appeal to all citizens to follow govt advisories to fight against this virus,” Punjab Health Minister BS Sidhu said.All non-essential establishments including offices, schools, colleges, factories and other business establishments, etc. will remain closed till 31 March. All public transport have also been suspended. Essential services including vegetable shops, ration shops, chemists will remain open.Trinamool Congress MPs to not attend Parliament from 23rd March till 3rd April, as per the instructions of party leader Mamata Banerjee who has directed them to be present in their respective constituencies to create awareness on Coronavirus.Women continue to sit near Clock Tower (Ghanta Ghar) in Lucknow to protest against Citizenship Amendment Act and National Register of Citizens , amid Janata Curfew that is being observed across the country to control the spread of COVID-19.Government announces that all non-essential passenger transport including inter-state transport buses will remain suspended till 31 March.Students who are still residing in the hostels, especially international students, should be allowed to continue with their stay. However, they are advised to take all necessary safety precautions, the Ministry of Human Resource Development said.The state governments have also been adviced to allow only essential services to operate in 75 districts where Coronavirus cases have been confirmed.The decisions have been taken at a high level meeting attended by chief secretaries of all States and the Cabinet Secretary and the Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister.Delhi Metro rail service will remain closed till March 31st, in view of the Coronavirus pandemic.Entry and exit of all vehicles in Dharwad District has been banned till 31 March, Deepa Cholan, Dharwad District Collector, Karnataka said.DMK (Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam) has announced that all its MPs and MLAs will donate their one-month salary to CM's fund for coronavirus preventive measures.Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray said that Section 144 has been imposed in the state in order to tackle the pandemic.“I would like to request everyone to continue Janata Curfew till tomorrow morning. Number of cases has increased considerably. I have no option left but to apply Section 144 in Maharashtra. No flights outside of India will be allowed to land in Mumbai: Maharashtra CM,” he said.“The percentage of employees working in government offices has been brought down to five per cent from 25 percent. Only the people discharging essential duties will be allowed to use public transport till 31 March,” he said.Mahindra and Mahindra (M&M) on Sunday said it has decided to suspend manufacturing operations at its manufacturing plants in Maharashtra in order to ensure employee safety and contain the spread of coronavirus.The company in a statement said it has suspended manufacturing operations at its Nagpur plant with immediate effect and will also halt production at Chakan (Pune) and Kandivali (Mumbai) from Monday night onwards.While Tamil Nadu came to a virtual standstill on Sunday as people observed the 'Janata Curfew' proposed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to help check the spread of coronavirus, the state government extended it till 5 am on Monday.While the support of people, traders, industries and other sections of the society was visible on Sunday, the government acknowledged their "cooperation" and said the curfew scheduled to end at 9 pm on Sunday "will continue till 5 am tomorrow considering people's welfare."There are more than 3,00,000 declared cases of the new coronavirus around the world, according to an AFP tally on Sunday.At least 3,00,097 infections have been confirmed globally, including 12,895 deaths, in 169 countries and territories, according to data collected from national authorities and the World Health Organization.Seven more persons tested positive for coronavirus in Punjab on Sunday, taking the total number of confirmed cases of the deadly infection to 21 in the state, official said.All fresh coronavirus cases were reported from Nawanshahr district on Sunday and they were either family members of a 70-year-old man, who was earlier tested positive, or the ones who came in contact with the septuagenarian, the official said.The country's paramilitary forces comprising about 10 lakh personnel have ordered immediate suspension of movement of troops for any kind of travel, including leaves or routine work, and directed them to ''be where they are'' till April 5 to check COVID-19 outbreak in their ranks, officials said on Sunday.The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Sunday asked its MPs to not go back to Delhi and assist government agencies at their local areas in helping citizens to fight coronavirus.“Request all MPs of NCP - LS & RS not go back to Delhi, please stay where you are and assist Govt agencies help citizens to fight the #Coronavirus pandemic,” NCP President Sharad Pawar tweeted.The services of the Noida-Greater Noida metro have been suspended till March 31 with immediate effect due to the coronavirus outbreak, officials said on Sunday.The Noida Metro Rail Corporation (NMRC), which operates the Aqua Line, has also announced suspension of its city bus services for the same duration.Iran says the new coronavirus has killed another 129 people, raising the death toll to 1,685 amid 21,638 confirmed cases. That's according to Health Ministry spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour, who gave the figures at a televised news conference Sunday.The Centre and state governments have decided to completely lock down 75 districts across the country where coronavirus cases have been reported, officials said on Sunday.It has also been decided to suspend the interstate bus services till March 31, the officials said.The decisions have been taken at a high-level meeting attended by chief secretaries of all states and the cabinet secretary and the principal secretary to the prime minister.Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday said that arrangements are being made for free tests and treatment of the people infected with coronavirus in the state.The Uttarakhand government imposed a lockdown till 31 March in the state on Sunday to contain the spread of the coronavirus, officials told PTI.However, essential supplies such as medicines, foodgrains, vegetables etc. were kept out of the ambit of the lockdown, they added.The Delhi government is marking all homes with persons advised to home quarantine, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Sunday, as he appealed to the people to not stigmatise such families.“Delhi govt is marking all homes with persons advised to home quarantine. I appeal to all not to stigmatize such families,” he tweeted. “Please be empathetic and supportive towards them. The marking is aimed only at cautioning others for their own safety.”Senior UP Congress leader Jitin Prasada, who had attended a party with Bollywood singer Kanika Kapoor days before she tested positive for coronavirus, tested negative for COVID-19 disease on Sunday, the King George's Medical University said in a statement.Speaking to PTI, Prasada said, "My wife and I have been tested negative for COVID-19. We had gone to the party of Kanika Kapoor on 15 March. The results of the test came on Sunday after the samples were taken yesterday."A royal aide at Buckingham Palace has reportedly tested positive for the coronavirus while Queen Elizabeth II was still at her London residence.The 93-year-old monarch shifted out of the palace to Windsor Castle indefinitely on Thursday as a precaution after all her engagements were cancelled and reports are that she is healthy.According to UK media reports, it is not known how close the royal aide in question would have got to the Queen but every member of Royal Household staff the person came into contact with has since been placed self-isolation.The Madhya Pradesh government on Sunday directed the employees and officials of all its departments to work from home starting Monday till 31 March in view of coronavirus threat.However, the order is not applicable to the departments providing essential and emergency services, like health, police, fire brigade, electricity supply, sanitation.The exercise to update the National Population Register (NPR) and the first phase of the Census 2021, scheduled to begin from 1 April, are likely to be deferred for an indefinite period due to Coronavirus pandemic, officials said.A formal order on this effect is expected within a day or two.Discussions are going on at the highest level of the government and in all probability, the NPR and house listing phase of the Census work will be deferred till the threat of the Coronavirus is over, a home ministry official said.Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday reminded people to express their gratitude towards those who have been at the forefront of combating coronavirus and extending essential services without fearing for their safety.“Do remember, 5 PM this evening for 5 minutes...Be on your terraces, balconies or windows to express gratitude to all those who are working 24/7 so that our nation becomes free from COVID-19,” Modi tweeted.A girl student has tested positive for novel coronavirus in Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh, Commissioner Kalpana Shrivastava said on Sunday.She told PTI that a 74-hour lockdown, till midnight March 24, has been announced in view of this development.Gujarat reports first death due to coronavirus infection as 67-year-old patient dies in Surat, officials quoted by PTI said.Several areas of West Bengal to be under lockdown from Monday 5 pm till 27 March in wake of coronavirus outbreak, an official notification said.The Karnataka government on Sunday announced shutdown of all commercial activities other then certain essential services in the nine districts of the state including the capital city, where COVID-19 cases have been reported."After taking stock of the coronavirus situation in the state and in neighboring states, the Chief Minister has announced shutdown from tomorrow till March 31 in Bengaluru city, Bengaluru Rural, Mangaluru, Mysuru, Kalaburagi, Dharwad, Chikkaballapura, Kodagu, Belagavi- the nine districts where COVID-19 cases have been reported," Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai said.Six people were booked under the Disaster Management Act in Latur in Maharashtra for holding a marriage ceremony despite social distancing rules in force in view of the novel coronavirus outbreak, police said on Sunday.Metro Rail services in Lucknow to remain suspended till 31 March 31 to check coronavirus spread.The Meghalaya government has restricted entry of people from other states in view of the coronavirus threat.A senior home department official said that it is applicable to all people visiting Meghalaya from other states, and those travelling to other states via this northeastern state.Those entering the state will be required to mandatorily register with the COVID-19 monitoring system apart from undergoing health screening, a notification issued in pursuance of the Meghalaya Epidemic Diseases, COVID-19 Regulations 2020, said.The Union Health Ministry announced on Sunday that states would be earmarking a certain number of hospitals to exclusively treat COVID-19 patients.At a press conference, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) Director Balram Bhargava said a lockdown was the most essential aspect to the break the chain of transmission as of now.The reaction came soon after the Centre and state governments have decided to completely lock down 75 districts across the country where coronavirus cases have been reported.Stock brokers have been allowed to access the market from their homes till 30 April in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. This could be the first time brokers have been given this facility, according to market experts.In separate circulars, the BSE and the NSE said they have allowed brokers and traders to take terminals outside the authorised locations. The move will permit brokers to work from home.The arrangement will continue till 30 April or longer if the situation demands, they added.The Delhi Police on Sunday declared prohibitory orders till 31 March midnight in view of coronavirus outbreak and banned protests, demonstrations and other gatherings in the city.The order issued by Delhi Police Commissioner S N Shrivastava will come into effect from 9 pm on March 22 and will remain valid till 31st of this month.According to the prohibitory orders issued, assembly of any kind for demonstrations, processions, protest is banned.Any gathering- social, cultural, political, religious, academic, sports, seminar or conference is prohibited.With ringing of bells, beating of metal plates and clapping, people across the country on Sunday evening expressed appreciation for medical and other staff who are on the frontline of the battle against the Coronavirus.The clanging sounds rang in the air as the clock struck five and people came out in balconies, lawns and terrace following an appeal by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to show solidarity with doctors, nurses and others involved in providing essential services, as the country observed an unprecedented 'Janta Curfew' to check the spread of the virus.PM Modi took to Twitter to thank people as they stood in their windows and balconies at 5:00 pm with ringing of bells, beating of metal plates and clapping to express appreciation for medical and other staff who are on the frontline of the battle against the Coronavirus.The SAARC Disaster Management Centre has launched a website for information related to the coronavirus pandemic in the region as proposed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the recent video conference with leaders and representatives of the member states.The website shows the number of coronavirus cases in the member states, updating the numbers regularly.Eleven of the 56 people who had come in close contact with Kanika Kapoor at a party in Kanpur days before the Bollywood singer tested positive for the novel coronavirus were found to be not infected by the virus, a senior official said on Sunday.Kanpur District Magistrate Brahma Deo Ram Tiwari said the 56 people had attended a "house warming party" hosted by her maternal uncle Vipul Tandon on 13 March.The number of flights from Goa airport has been reduced to 18 from the regular schedule of 77 in view of the novel coronavirus outbreak, said Airport Director Gagan Malik on Sunday.He informed that 1,000 people left from here for Russia and the United Kingdom on Sunday on three chartered flights.All shops and business establishments except those selling essential items will remain closed in Himachal Pradesh's Chamba district till 31 March to contain the spread of coronavirus, Deputy Commissioner-cum-District Magistrate Vivek Bhatia said on Sunday.UP CM Yogi Adityanath ordered lockdoewn in 15 districts of the state.“Lockdown will be imposed from tomorrow in 15 districts of Uttar Pradesh - Agra, Lucknow, Gautam Budh Nagar, Ghaziabad, Moradabad, Varanasi, Lakhimpur Khiri, Bareilly, Azamgarh, Kanpur, Meerut, Prayagraj, Aligharh, Gorakhpur and Saharanpur," he said.The lockdown will be effective from 23 March 23 till 25 March in 15 districts of the state.AIIMS building in Haryana's Jhajjar, which has 800 beds, will be used exclusively to treat COVID-19 patients, Indian Council of Medical Research Director-General Balram Bhargava said.The Chandigarh administration notified a lockdown in the territorial jurisdiction of the entire Union Territory with effect from 23 March to 31 March.All essential commodities and services and their manufacturing, supply chains, required transporter and other logistics have been asked to ensure their availability.All industries except involved in essential services will remain closed from tomorrow to March 25 in Vadodar in view of Coronavirus Pandemic. Workers of the affected industries will be given paid leaves, Vadodara District Collector Shalini Agrawal said.In wake of the coronavirus outbreak, Section 144 of CrPC will be imposed in Delhi with effect from 9 pm on 22 March to 12 midnight of 31 March.One person from Jodhpur has been tested positive for Coronavirus today. Total 26 positive cases have been reported in the state till now, Rohit Singh, Additional Chief Secretary of Rajasthan Health Department said.Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday, 22 March announced lockdown in the national capital until 31 March in the wake of coronavirus outbreak.All domestic flights into Delhi have also been banned from tomorrow till March 31. No public transport services including private buses, autos, e-rickshaws will be allowed during the lockdown period in Delhi. 25 percent of the DTC bus fleet will continue to ply on roads of Delhi to carry people involved in essential services.All private offices will remain closed but the employees - both permanent and contractual - will be considered to be on-duty. The companies will have to provide them the salary for this duration.During the lockdown in Delhi, no document or proof will be sought from a person if they say that they are out on streets to provide or avail any essential serviceAir India stated on Sunday that vigilante resident welfare associations (RWAs) and neighbours were ostracising and calling police on its crew members, who went abroad as a part of their duty."It is alarming to note that in many localities, vigilante Resident Welfare Associations (RWAs) and neighbours have started ostracising the crew, obstructing them from performing their duty or even calling in the police, simply because the crew travelled abroad in the course of their duty," the airline said in a press release.The Nagaland government has announced an indefinite lockdown in the state from Sunday midnight in view of the coronavirus outbreak, officials said.Chief Secretary Temjen Toy told media persons that though no positive coronavirus case has been reported in the state so far, the precautionary measure has been taken as per the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897.PM Modi took to Twitter to urge people to stay indoors, especially in the states that he ordered lockdown.“#JanataCurfew will end at 9 pm but it doesn't mean we should start celebrating. It's the beginning of a long battle. People shouldn't come out of houses in states which have announced a lockdown. In rest of the states if it is not very important don't come out of the houses,” he tweeted.Lockdown will be imposed in 7 districts of Haryana — Faridabad, Gurugram, Rohtak, Jhajjar, Sonipat, Panipat and Panchkula, till 31 March.Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao declares lockdown till 31 March in the state, under the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897 as a precautionary measure against coronavirus pandemic.“Telangana government will ensure the availability of all essential services during the lockdown period. The government will provide 12 kg rice free of cost and Rs 1500 to over 87 lakh people holding white ration cards in the state,” Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao said.Restrictions will be imposed in territorial jurisdiction of the districts of Bangalore Urban, Bangalore Rural, Kalaburagi, Chikkaballapur, Mysuru, Madikeri, Dharwad, Mangaluru and Belagavi from midnight of 23 March to 1 April.A 22-year-old man from Bhatkal who had returned from Dubai on 19 March has been tested positive for coronavirus, Sindhu B Rupesh, District commissioner of Dakshina Kannada said.The Goa government on Sunday extended Janta curfew in the state till 25 March in view of the novel coronavirus outbreak.In a statement, the chief minister's office said a detailed circular on this decision would be issued by the general administration department later in the evening.The railways ordered a shutdown of all its production units till 25 March on Sunday in view of the coronavirus outbreak.Coaching and freight depot operations could also be similarly regulated, an order issued by the national transporter said.In the wake of coronavirus, lockdown has been imposed in Bihar till 31 March.Spain on Sunday announced 394 new deaths caused by the novel coronavirus, raising to 1,720 the official death toll in Europe's worst-hit country after Italy, a 30 percent increase over the previous day.The number of confirmed cases of the disease rose by 3,646, or 14.6 percent, to 28,572, according to health ministry figures, with officials warning infections will rise further in the coming days.Indian Air Force has reduced manpower in IAF Headquarters by almost 50 percent in view of the coronavirus pandemic. The number of officers would also be reduced by 25-30 percent.Till date, 26 COVID-19 positive cases have been confirmed in the state which includes one death, the government of Karnataka said.Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) clarifies that domestic flights to and from Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport shall continue to operate and the airport shall remain functional.Moving for a complete lockdown to fight coronavirus, Andhra Pradesh government on Sunday announced closure of inter-state borders for transport till 31 March and asked people to step out of their homes only for essential needs.Chief Minister Y S Jaganmohan Reddy said Public transport within state and inter-state would be shut while the government will also be run with skeletal staff, with employees working in rotation basis.Number of COVID-19 cases rises to 21 in Punjab, according to the State Health Department.Private vehicles coming into Karnataka from neighbouring states shall be stopped. This order excludes goods vehicles, passengers moving under unavoidable circumstances and vehicles carrying essential commodities.A woman and her son tested positive for coronavirus in Greater Noida (West). Total number of cases in Gautam Buddh Nagar rise to 8.Long-haul carrier Emirates says it will suspend all passenger flights beginning Wednesday over the new coronavirus outbreak.The decision is a major one for the Dubai-based, government-owned airline built on linking the East to the West.Time limit of refunds at counters in case of train cancellations has been extended from existing 3 days to 3 months.Five persons from Palghar district, who recently returned to India from different countries, but somehow failed to get the 'home quarantine' stamp at the airports, were traced and ordered to remain at home for the next two weeks, officials said on Sunday.Nepal union cabinet has decided to seal Nepal-India and Nepal-China borders for a week, starting 10 am (local time) on 23 March.With number of coronavirus patients reaching 21 in the state, the Punjab government on Sunday ordered a lockdown till 31 March as an emergency measure to prevent the spread of coronavirus.However, the essential services will be exempted from the shutdown which will be effective from Monday at 6 am and will remain in force till 9 pm of 31 March, a government statement said.Fifteen more positive cases of coronavirus were detected in Kerala, taking the total to 67, including three discharged, the Health department said.The Himachal Pradesh government on Sunday ordered an indefinite "complete lockdown" in Kangra district, where two persons have tested positive for coronavirus, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said.Three more test positive for coronavirus in Kolkata, total cases in West Bengal rise to 7.The Gujarat government has requested the Election Commission to postpone the March 26 Rajya Sabha election for four seats in the state in view of the novel coronavirus outbreak, Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel on Sunday.The government will, on Monday, decide whether the ongoing budget session of the state Assembly should continue in view of the pandemic, he said. The budget session is scheduled to end on 31 March.Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel imposed Section 144 of CrPC in the state till 31 March and ordered a lockdown in urban areas. Besides essential services all other activities will remain suspended in the state.Total number of confirmed cases so far in the country is 360, including 41 foreign nationals, as on 22 March at 6.30 pm.Prohibitory orders under section 144 of CrPC have been imposed in Kasaragod and Kozhikode districts of Kerala to restrict gathering at public places.Jharkhand declares lockdown with immediate effect till March 31 to contain spread of novel coronavirus pandemic.Movement of all public transport has been prohibited. All shops, commercial institutions, offices, factories, godowns, weekly markets will remain closed. All places of worship to stay closed for devotees during this period.Rajasthan government instructed private hospitals and medical colleges having a capacity of 100 or more beds are instructed to earmark 25 percent of their total number of beds for admitting suspects or positive cases of coronavirus in the state.Section 144 has been imposed in Dakshina Kannada till 3 March, in the wake of coronavirus pandemic.Total number of positive cases in Rajasthan rise to 28 after three positive cases were reported today.All Voter centers will remain closed from 23 March till 31 March. Total number of cases rises to 396 in India, including foreign nationals, according to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Sunday that gatherings of more than two people will be banned in public to control the spread of the novel coronavirus."Our own behaviour is the most effective way" of slowing the rate of infection, Merkel said of the unprecedented nationwide measures, which are initially slated to remain in force for two weeks.One more person tested positive taking the total of positive cases in the state to six. The person who tested positive today is a close contact of one of the 5 who earlier tested positive.Italy reports 651 new virus death, toll nears 5,500.German Chancellor Angela Merkel is in quarantine after meeting virus-infected doctor, reported AFP news agency quoting a spokesman.US Senator Rand Paul has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, reported AFP news agency quoting staff.One more person has tested positive for coronavirus in Andhra Pradesh, taking the total number of positive cases in the state to six, ANI reported.The sixth case is a 49-year-old woman and she was in close contact of an earlier positive case. She is admitted to a hospital in Visakhapatnam.Coronavirus death toll in France has jumped 112 to 674, AFP news agency reported quoting an official.The Delhi government on Sunday, 22 March, said that 35,000 foreign-returned persons are staying in Delhi since 1 March and their contacts shall comply with directions of 14-day home quarantine, ANI reported.“Any person found disobeying directions shall be prosecuted and punished with imprisonment or fine or both.”Government of DelhiThe Delhi airport in a statement said that passengers of the last international arriving flight have exited the airport and operations at T3 international arrivals will remain suspended till 0531 hours of 29 March, ANI reported.Emirates airline has reversed its decision to suspend all passenger flights, AFP reported.More than 100 coronavirus deaths in the United States in 24 hours, reports AFP news agency quoting Johns Hopkins tracker.