It has also decided to suspend inter-state bus services till March 31 (Photo Credit: Pixabay)
The Centre and state governments have decided to extend the lockdown in 75 districts across the country where cases of novel coronavirus have been reported. India was under voluntary lockdown on Sunday as part of the Janata Curfew proposed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Now, government has decided to announced a lockdown for the 75 districts.
The decision was made at a high level meeting attended by the Cabinet Secretary, the Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister and chief secretaries of all States.
It has also decided to suspend inter-state bus services till March 31, they said. Earlier, Indian Railways decided to cancel all passenger trains till March 31. In view of the need to contain the spread of Covid-19, it was agreed that there was an urgent need to extend the restrictions on the movement of non-essential passenger transport including inter-state transport buses till March 31, 2020, a home ministry official said.
According to PTI, state governments will be issued orders allowing only essential services to operate in about 75 districts with confirmed Covid-19 cases or casualties.
Meanwhile, several state decided to extend the lockdown on their own. Maharashtra has extended the 'Janata Curfew' till tomorrow morning. It will also imposed section 144 from midnight. Other states including Jharkhand, Uttarakhand etc have also decided to continue the Janata Curfew in till March 31. (With PTI Inputs)