Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Coronavirus: PM Modi calls for 21-day lockdown; essential goods, services excluded; violators charged under Disaster Mgmt Act [Guidelines]

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In a significant development in the fight to prevent the spread of Coronavirus, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today announced a complete lockdown for 21 days.

The lockdown will take effect from midnight on March 25 and continue for three weeks, PM Modi announced today.

A number of goods and services will be exempted from the Coronavirus lockdown.

While offices of the Central and State governments will remain closed, defence, police forces, fire and emergency services, disaster management, prisons, post offices etc. fall under the exceptions.

Also falling under the exceptions are hospitals, public utilities (including petroleum etc, power generation units, electricity, water, sanitation.

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