BREAKING NEWS: India’s PM orders 21-day lockdown for country’s 1.3 billion citizens amid coronavirus pandemic

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INDIA’S Prime Minister Narendra Modi has today announced a 21-day lockdown for the nation’s 1.3 billion citizens due to the coronavirus pandemic.

In a bid to prevent the further spread of the deadly coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak, Modi announced that the entire country will be put under lockdown from midnight tonight. It will be effective for 21 days, until 14th April 2020.

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Addressing the nation today for the second time in just days, the Prime Minister said that the nationwide lockdown will be just like a ‘curfew’.

Around 519 people in India are already reported to be diagnosed with Covid-19, and the country’s death toll currently stands at 11.

 





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