Indian PM Orders Nationwide 21-Day Lockdown

India’s APB New reports:

Taking a massive step to prevent further spread of the deadly Coronavirus outbreak in the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday announced that the entire country will be put under a ‘curfew-like’ lockdown from midnight today. The lockdown will be effective for 21 days, till April 14.

Addressing the nation for the second time on the epidemic, the prime minister said that the nationwide lockdown will be just like a curfew. The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in India stands at 519. Eleven people have succumbed to the virus till now.