The Union government has asked states to only allow essential services in the 75 districts which have reported positive coronavirus cases in the country. The state governments have also been given the authority to expand the list depending on their assessment.
This decision was taken in a high-level meeting to review the ongoing situation by the Cabinet Secretary and the Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister and Chief Secretaries of all states.
Here is the full list of the 75 districts —
|North West Delhi|
|North East Delhi|
|UT of J&K||Srinagar|
|UT of Ladakh||Kargil|
|North 24 Parganas|
During the course of the discussion in the meeting on Sunday, it was also felt that to contain the spread of coronavirus there was a need "to extend the restrictions on the movement of non-essential passenger transport including inter-state transport buses till March 3," according to a release.
Apart from these, the decision to suspend all train services till 31 March, including suburban rail services and metro rail services was also taken. The operations of goods trains, however, will be exempted.
Inter-state passenger transport also to be suspended till 31 March, according to the release.
According to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, 341 individuals in the country have been confirmed positive for COVID-19.
With inputs from ANI
Updated Date: Mar 22, 2020 20:16:51 IST