Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 coronavirus infection in India, strict restrictive measures have been introduced in India since March 25: residents were allowed to leave their homes only in case of urgent need. Thus, now in the world in quarantine due to coronavirus about 2.5 billion people, CNN counted.
Since March 25, strict quarantine measures have been announced in India in connection with the spread of coronavirus infection, and citizens have been barred from leaving home unnecessarily.
On March 24, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced new restrictions on televoting the nation; a transcript of his speech was published on the politician’s website.
“Today, from midnight, the whole country will be completely closed. To protect the country and each of its citizens, today from midnight will take effect a complete ban on leaving homes. All states in the country, all union territories, each district, each municipality, each village, each settlement will be in isolation. It’s like a curfew, “he said.
Modi said the quarantine will last 21 days.
The prime minister admitted that the country will suffer economic losses due to this step. But save the lives of people “These are necessarily governments,” he emphasized.
Modi called on citizens to stay home to eliminate the risk of infection, since many Western countries, for example, Italy and the USA, whose level of medicine is considered one of the best in the world, could not cope with the epidemic.
The India Times writes that during quarantine, stores, pharmacies, hospitals and banks will continue to operate in the country. Citizens will be able to leave their homes only in case of urgent need. For violation of the quarantine, a fine or a prison term.
According to March 24 data, 557 cases of coronavirus infection were registered in India, 10 people died, the Mint publication reported with reference to official information.
India has a population of over 1.3 billion. It is the second most populous country in the world.
After the introduction of quarantine in India, according to CNN estimates, almost a third of the world’s population (about 2.5 billion) will experience the limitations associated with coronavirus. We are talking about full or private quarantine, curfew or some restrictions on movement.
An outbreak of COVID-19 coronavirus infection began in December 2019 in China. March 11, the World Health Organization announced the spread of coronavirus pandemic.
According to American Johns Hopkins University, on March 25, the total number of infected people in the world exceeded 424 thousand, of which 18 947 died, more than 109 thousand recovered.
In Ukraine, according to the Ministry of Health on March 25, the number of people infected with coronavirus is 113 people, four of them died.