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Novel coronavirus or COVID-19 has infected nearly 315 individuals in India, as of March 21, 2020, according to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation about coronavirus outbreak on Thursday, March 19.
In his 30-minute television address, PM Modi asked the citizens to follow a one-day 'Janata Curfew' (voluntary self-isolation) on March 22 to prevent community transmission of the virus and adopt social distancing as significant preventive measures.
He also added that hospital visits for routine-checkups and panic-hoarding of supplies should be avoided.
The Modi government has instructed the states on the closure of public places which includes educational institutions, cinema halls, and malls.
Also, the government has ordered work-from-home for all private-sector employees except essential services. It has also advised children below 10 and senior citizens (above 65), except government servants, medical staff and public representatives, to stay at home
A ban on all international commercial flights from landing in India for a week starting March 22 has been imposed.
Additionally, the Centre has also advised Indians to avoid all non-essential travel to foreign countries.
With 47 cases, Maharashtra has reported the maximum number of coronavirus cases in the country.
The second worst-hit state in the country has reported 28 COVID-19 positive cases including two foreigners.
There are 19 people who have been tested positive in the state.
17 people have been reportedly infected with the novel coronavirus in the national capital
In Karnataka, 15 people have been tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
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