All of India Ordered Under Lockdown for 21 Days to Fight Coronavirus

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses his Bharatiya Janata Party's campaign rally ahead of Delhi state elections in New Delhi, India. Feb.3, 2020
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses his Bharatiya Janata Party's campaign rally ahead of Delhi state elections in New Delhi, India. Feb.3, 2020Credit: Manish Swarup,AP

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday the government would impose a nationwide lockdown from midnight for 21 days to stem the spread of the coronavirus.

"There will be a total ban on venturing out of your homes," Modi said in a televised address.

India has so far reported 482 confirmed cases of the coronavirus and nine deaths.

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