Kerala announces lockdown upto March 31, 28 new cases detected
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan while briefing the media said that the lockdown will be implemented in Kerala up to March 31 following a sharp spike in coronavirus cases on Monday. He announced that 28 new cases had been detected in the State. The total number of cases in Kerala is 92.
Based on a combination of numbers reported by the central Health Ministry, and updates from the States, the total number of confirmed cases in the country on March 23 stands at 425.
All train, metro and inter-State transport services across the country were suspended on Sunday till March 31.
On Sunday, India observed a ‘Janata Curfew’ from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., called for by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, to practise social distancing in a bid to curtail the spread of COVID-19.