Coronavirus blog highlights: 30 states and UTs implement lockdown to prevent mass COVID-19 outbreak; cases jump to 467 in India

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Indian central and state authorities have imposed extreme lockdown measures across multiple towns and districts as the novel coronavirus or Covid-19 pandemic cases surged to 467, seeing a sharp spike from the 360 figure the night before. So far eight people have been killed by the deadly virus in India.

Punjab has imposed a curfew to stop the spread of coronavirus, making it the first state to take the drastic measure. Chief Minister Amarinder Singh announced the curfew as people were defying the lockdown imposed in the state.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had earlier said in a tweet that the people are not taking the coronavirus lockdown seriously and urged the states to maintain it strictly.

Central and state authorities have suspended all passenger trains and inter-state bus services till March 31 and more states imposed unprecedented restrictions to contain the spread of the infection, particularly in 75 of the worst-hit districts.

More than 3,50,000 people have been infected across the world and more than 15,000 have died, according to Worldometers.com, that provides real-time data on the virus.

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