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India would be heading for a nationwide lockdown from 8 PM onwards on 19 March 2020 over the coronavirus outbreak.

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.

The COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to a lot of potentially dangerous misinformation. For reliable advice on COVID-19 including symptoms, prevention and available treatment, please refer to the World Health Organisation or your national healthcare authority.

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