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PM Modi announces nationwide 21-day lockdown; road, air and rail services to be suspended till April 14

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday announced a complete lockdown of the entire country for 21 days in an unprecedented drastic measure to try halt the spread of the pandemic. Shortly after the announcement, the Centre said all road, rail and air services will remain suspended during this period.

COVID-19 has claimed 11 lives in the country with authorities reporting one death each in Delhi – the second in the national capital – and Maharashtra on Tuesday and over 500 persons being afflicted by the viral infection. Fears are also mounting that more could be hit as the global coronavirus toll inches towards 17,000.

Source: The Times of India