To contain the spread of coronavirus, 80 cities including Delhi, Mumbai, Noida, Ghaziabad, Kolkata, Chennai and Bengaluru have announced a complete lockdown till March 31. The states going into lockdown include those where coronavirus cases have been reported – Maharashtra, Kerala, Delhi, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Karnataka, Telangana, Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Punjab, Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, West Bengal, Chandigarh, Chhattisgarh, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Puducherry and Uttarakhand.

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Talking about why the precautionary measures and lockdown which is till March 31, Dr Rajesh said,

These deadlines are not print in stone. The idea of the deadline being till March 31 is for us to see how the situation unfolds until then. It’s very likely that it will be extended but we have to wait and see. So, please don’t make plans to travel on April 1 or 2 assuming that miraculously everything is going to settle down by the end of the month.

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