In pics: India under lockdown as coronavirus cases surge to 492

In a major step to curb the spread of coronavirus in the country, India has completely locked down 32 states and UTs which includes 560 districts as an preventive measure to stop the spread of virus in the country. The number of COVID-19 cases went up to 492 on Tuesday and 9 deaths have been reported till date.  Curfew has been imposed in states like Punjab, Maharashtra, and Puducherry as state governments acted with a sense of urgency to strictly enforce the restrictions on the movement of people, deploying police on streets, sealing borders and booking violators.

Mar 24, 2020, 11:44 AM IST

In a major step to curb the spread of coronavirus in the country, India has completely locked down 32 states and UTs which includes 560 districts as an preventive measure to stop the spread of virus in the country. The number of COVID-19 cases went up to 492 on Tuesday and 9 deaths have been reported till date. 

Curfew has been imposed in states like Punjab, Maharashtra, and Puducherry as state governments acted with a sense of urgency to strictly enforce the restrictions on the movement of people, deploying police on streets, sealing borders and booking violators.

Inter-state passenger bus and trains services have been suspended till March 31 as well. The Centre has also suspended visas till April 15. As per official figures, over 15 lakh people have been screened at various airports in India so far.

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Barriers put on a road to check traffic movement in Delhi during lockdown

Barriers put on a road to check traffic movement in Delhi during lockdown

Barriers put on a road to check traffic movement amid lockdown announced in the state in view of Coronavirus till 31st March, in New Delhi on Monday. (ANI Photo)

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A police personnel stops a biker during lockdown in Kolkata

A police personnel stops a biker during lockdown in Kolkata

Kolkata: A biker apologizes after being stopped by a police personnel during lockdown in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, in Kolkata. (PTI Photo)

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Trains halted in Patna Railway station after railway services remain suspended in the country

Trains halted in Patna Railway station after railway services remain suspended in the country

Patna Railway station wears deserted look as Indian Railways suspend all trains till March 31 amid coronacirus outbreak. 

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Ajmer police stops commuters from travelling during lockdown

Ajmer police stops commuters from travelling during lockdown

Ajmer police takes note of the vehicular movement during lock down stops commuters from travelling.

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Patna Railway station wears deserted look as Indian Railways suspend all trains till March 31

Patna Railway station wears deserted look as Indian Railways suspend all trains till March 31

Patna Railway station wears deserted look as Indian Railways suspend all trains till March 31 amid coronacirus outbreak. 

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People in Ahmedabad opt for self isolation as government imposed lockdown due to coronavirus scare. There was no traffic movement seen on the busy roads. 

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People take railway path during lockdown in Chandigarh

People take railway path during lockdown in Chandigarh

People choose to walk on railway tracks in Chandigarh as police stops people from moving in road. 

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Jaipur railway station wears deserted look during lockdown

Jaipur railway station wears deserted look during lockdown

Jaipur railway station gives deserted look as all train remain cancel amid coronavirus outbreak.

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Less movements of Vehicle on roads in Ahmedabad

Less movements of Vehicle on roads in Ahmedabad

Less movements of Vehicle on roads in Ahmedabad as state remains under lockdown due to coronavirus.

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