After Punjab, Chandigarh and Maharashtra impose curfew to curb coronavirus spread

Hours after Punjab government imposed a curfew in entire state, the Union Territory of Chandigarh and state of Maharashtra were placed under curfew in a bid to curb the spread of coronavirus.

Punjab Governor and Union Territory Chandigarh Administrator V P Singh Badnore decided to impose curfew in the city with effect from Monday midnight till further orders, the statement said.

With the imposition of the curfew, all residents will be required to stay indoors, it said.

Maharashtra, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray today said that a curfew will be imposed in the state with immediate effect.

Moreover, the Maharashtra government ordered the sealing of all district borders across the state to stop the movement of people and goods.

Thackeray said the curfew is being imposed in the entire state from Monday midnight.

“Movement of essential and perishable commodities will continue from one district to another. No other movement will be allowed,” he said.

He also urged citizens to stay at home for their own safety.

The total number of coronavirus cases in India rose to 434, according to Health Ministry.

The Ministry of Civil Aviation today announced that no domestic commercial airlines will fly from Tuesday midnight.

The government on Sunday also announced the cancellation of all passenger trains till March 31.