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COVID-19: Raj Locked Down, Entry Restrictions Imposed in WB, Goa

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In light of the coronavirus pandemic, Rajasthan will be in lockdown from 22-31 March. Shops selling essentials such as vegetables, dairy and medical items will stay open, ANI reported on Saturday, 21 March.

Union Health Ministry, on Saturday, authorised private laboratories to test for COVID-19 under guidelines issued by Indian Council of Medical Research.

Meanwhile, Rajasthan, Goa, West Bengal, Gujarat have locked down their borders as a precautionary measure.

A four-year-old in Assam has tested positive for COVID-19, making this the first case in Northeast India. Further, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayanon on Saturday, reported twelve new positive cases of COVID-19, raising the total number of cases in the state to 52, reported ANI.

Snapshot
  • PM Modi announced a ‘Janata Curfew’ on Sunday, 22 March, from 7 am to 9 pm to curb the spread of COVID-19
  • No passenger trains will begin their journey between 12 am and 10 pm on Sunday, in view of the ‘Janata Curfew’ imposed by PM Modi
  • In the first case of COVID-19 in Northeast India, a 4-year-old in Assam has tested positive.
  • Rajasthan to be on lockdown from 22 March to 31 March
  • The global death toll has crossed 11,000, with an estimated 275,000 people infected

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Rajasthan to lockdown its borders to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. Shops selling daily necessities like vegetables, dairy and medical items to remain open, reported ANI.

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Published: 21 Mar 2020, 12:43 AM IST
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