Hours before Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced nationwide lockdown as a preventive measure to tackle the rising coronavirus cases, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao said that if people do not follow orders, he will be forced to issue a 24-hour lockdown and a shoot at sight order. He also said that in United States army had to be called to enforce lockdown. He urged people to not let that situation arise.
In US,Army had to be called in to enforce lockdown.If people don't follow #CoronavirusLockdown,a situation may arise where we'll have to impose 24-hour curfew & issue shoot-at-sight orders.I urge people not to let such a situation arise:Telangana CM K Chandrashekar Rao (24.03.20) pic.twitter.com/he7KpLYrOb— ANI (@ANI) March 24, 2020
Amid the rising Coronavirus cases in India, PM Modi, on Tuesday, announced a 21-day curfew throughout India starting at midnight on Tuesday. He said that 21 days were necessary for breaking the transmission cycle of the pandemic. The 21-day curfew is applicable to all states, districts, and villages - irrespective of whether they are currently under curfew or not. Currently, India's positive cases stand at 519, with nine deaths.
As of March 25, 536 positive cases have been reported of the pandemic Coronavirus (COVID-19) with Maharashtra reporting the highest at 106 and ten deaths have been reported. India has suspended all visas and barred travel from Afghanistan, Philippines, EU, UK, China, Malaysia and mandatory 14-day quarantine from several other countries and shut down over 32 states and Union territories.
India has also closed the India-Pakistan border and restricted passenger movement at the border with Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, and Myanmar. The government is monitoring all suspected cases and issued preventive advisories with states declaring the disease an epidemic shutting down all educational institutions, monuments, parks, gyms, swimming pools, pubs and banning large gatherings. All domestic airplanes and trains have ceased operation. Visit the official government here: MINISTRY OF HEALTH & FAMILY WELFARE