Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a nationwide lockdown on 24 March 2020 to contain the spread of the coronavirus.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a nationwide total lockdown for 21 days to contain the spread of the coronavirus in a press conference on 24 March 24 2020. He called a total lockdown an essential step in the battle against the coronavirus pandemic. Essential service providers, including hospitals and police, have been exempted from the stay-at-home orders and many grocery stores and pharmacies remain open.
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