India Takes Extreme Measures
India announced today that it will take extreme measures to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Domestic flights and rail service will be suspended in the country.
Airlines have to plan operations so as to land at their destination before 2359 hours on 24/3/2020,” the Ministry said in a statement. Indian Railways decided to cancel all train services till March 31. A complete lockdown has been announced in 19 states and union territories.
India, with a population of 1.34 billion, has reported 415 cases of the coronavirus. But experts have warned that a big jump in numbers could be seen any day.
Streets were deserted in the national capital Delhi and offices shut at the start of a lockdown to run till the end of the month, Skift reports.