Modi puts all of India under lockdown for 21 days to fight coronavirus

MUMBAI (Reuters) – 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.

(Reporting by Delhi and Mumbai newsrooms; Editing by Gareth Jones)