Click to join an upcoming live event

Turn off Ads (click)

Click on your language to translate this article:

Afrikaans Afrikaans Albanian Albanian Amharic Amharic Arabic Arabic Armenian Armenian Azerbaijani Azerbaijani Basque Basque Belarusian Belarusian Bengali Bengali Bosnian Bosnian Bulgarian Bulgarian Catalan Catalan Cebuano Cebuano Chichewa Chichewa Chinese (Simplified) Chinese (Simplified) Chinese (Traditional) Chinese (Traditional) Corsican Corsican Croatian Croatian Czech Czech Danish Danish Dutch Dutch English English Esperanto Esperanto Estonian Estonian Filipino Filipino Finnish Finnish French French Frisian Frisian Galician Galician Georgian Georgian German German Greek Greek Gujarati Gujarati Haitian Creole Haitian Creole Hausa Hausa Hawaiian Hawaiian Hebrew Hebrew Hindi Hindi Hmong Hmong Hungarian Hungarian Icelandic Icelandic Igbo Igbo Indonesian Indonesian Irish Irish Italian Italian Japanese Japanese Javanese Javanese Kannada Kannada Kazakh Kazakh Khmer Khmer Korean Korean Kurdish (Kurmanji) Kurdish (Kurmanji) Kyrgyz Kyrgyz Lao Lao Latin Latin Latvian Latvian Lithuanian Lithuanian Luxembourgish Luxembourgish Macedonian Macedonian Malagasy Malagasy Malay Malay Malayalam Malayalam Maltese Maltese Maori Maori Marathi Marathi Mongolian Mongolian Myanmar (Burmese) Myanmar (Burmese) Nepali Nepali Norwegian Norwegian Pashto Pashto Persian Persian Polish Polish Portuguese Portuguese Punjabi Punjabi Romanian Romanian Russian Russian Samoan Samoan Scottish Gaelic Scottish Gaelic Serbian Serbian Sesotho Sesotho Shona Shona Sindhi Sindhi Sinhala Sinhala Slovak Slovak Slovenian Slovenian Somali Somali Spanish Spanish Sudanese Sudanese Swahili Swahili Swedish Swedish Tajik Tajik Tamil Tamil Telugu Telugu Thai Thai Turkish Turkish Ukrainian Ukrainian Urdu Urdu Uzbek Uzbek Vietnamese Vietnamese Welsh Welsh Xhosa Xhosa Yiddish Yiddish Yoruba Yoruba Zulu Zulu
Breaking Travel News etn Feature Article Government and Public Sector Tourism News India Travel News International Visitor News People in Travel & Tourism Responsible Tourism News Tourism News Travel Destination Travel News Travel Safety & Emergencies Travel Wire News

India: More than a billion Indians in lockdown

Modi puts India in complete lockdown for 21 days
India will go into complete lockdown starting at midnight Wednesday, the country’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced today. The lockdown will be in effect for a period of at least 21 days, he said.

India had been in a partial lockdown for a few days now, with ‘janta curfew’ imposed throughout the country to restrict the freedom of movement in the hopes of stemming the tide of coronavirus epidemic, but the Prime Minister announced the decision to extend both the scale and length of the lockdown in a televised address on Tuesday.

Modi described the Covid-19 pandemic as a “major disaster” while praising Indians for their adherence to the pre-existing self-curfew.

If we are not able to manage the upcoming 21 days, we will be pushed back 21 years, Modi said.

Modi’s government also shut down all air and train travel, in addition to closing the majority of businesses and all schools and academic institutions.

At present, India has recorded over 519 cases of coronavirus infection with some 10 deaths so far.

Modi puts India on complete lockdown for 21 days

screen shot 2020 03 24 at 06 46 57