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Prime Minister NarendraModi on March 24 announced total lockdown in the country from midnight tonight in a bid to contain the spread of coronavirus.
“From 12 o’clock tonight there will be a complete lockdown across the country,” said Prime Minister Modi during his second address to the nation within days. “With folded hands, I appeal to people not to go out of their homes,” he added.
The coronavirus infection spreads from person to person in close proximity through droplets of bodily fluids – such as saliva or mucus. These droplets from an infected person are dispersed in the air or on surfaces by coughing or sneezing and then can infect others who come in close contact with an infected person or pick it up by touching infected surfaces and then their face.
So far, the most effective solution to control the spread of coronavirus cases have been lockdown of cities to control the movement of people. Check all the frequently asked questions
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PM Modi announces 21-day nationwide lockdown to combat coronavirus
PM Modi on Tuesday announced a complete lockdown across the country for 21 days from Tuesday midnight, asserting that this is necessary for a decisive battle against the coronavirus outbreak. In his second address to the nation on the pandemic, Modi said the decision will have an economic cost but saving people’s lives is of the paramount interest.
What lockdown means?
Lockdown is an emergency call that usually prevents people or information from leaving an area. Lockdown is also used to protect people of a particular area from a threat or other external event. A complete lockdown means that people must stay where they are and may not enter or exit the area under lockdown.
What happens during a lockdown?
In the current lockdown situation, all public transport — intercity/interstate, public places such as malls, halls, gym, spa, sports club etc — are closed. Only shops that sell essential goods are allowed to open. The movement of private vehicles is also restricted.
Can you travel during a lockdown?
The movement of people is restricted during the lockdown. However, people can travel in an emergency like – medical help, buying essential commodities like grocery, medicine, milk, vegetables.
Are shops open during a lockdown?
All shops, restaurants and eateries are shut during the lockdown period. However, shops that sell essential goods are allowed to open for the convenience of people.
What India lockdown means?
The government announced lockdown in many states in India to control the spread of coronavirus. During the lockdown period, all shops, commercial establishments, factories, workshops, offices, godowns, weekly markets were instructed to stop their operations and only essential services and establishments were exempted from the lockdown.