Legal Action to Be Taken Against Those Violating COVID-19 Lockdown
On Monday, 23 March, the central government ordered states to "strictly enforce lockdown" in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, and also asked for legal action against those who violated the restrictions.
Meanwhile, 75 districts in India where coronavirus cases were reported to have been locked down as authorities undertook extraordinary measures to check the spread of the disease, while all inter-state buses, passenger trains, and metro services remain suspended across the country till 31 March.
‘Save Yourself, Follow Instructions’: PM Modi
Earlier, on Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had requested the state governments to ensure the rules and laws followed, claiming “people are not taking the lockdown seriously”.
PM Modi tweeted, “Many people are still not taking the lockdown seriously. Please save yourself, save your family, follow the instructions seriously. I request the state governments to ensure the rules and laws are followed.”
Delhi Under Lockdown
The national capital was put under lockdown at 6 am on Monday, 23 March, in an attempt to curb the spread of the disease. The lockdown will continue till midnight on 31 March, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said at a joint press conference with Lt Governor Anil Baijal on Sunday.
The total number of coronavirus cases in the national capital on Sunday increased to 30, even as the Delhi Health Department issued an order saying people violating the prescribed norms shall face punishment.
(With inputs from ANI and PTI)