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Himachal Pradesh placed under lockdown to check spread of coronavirus: CM

The chief minister made the announcement before the Assembly was adjourned sine die.

Published: 23rd March 2020 01:31 PM  |   Last Updated: 23rd March 2020 01:31 PM   |  A+A-

Himachal Pradesh CM Jai Ram Thakur

Himachal Pradesh CM Jai Ram Thakur (Photo | PTI)

By PTI

SHIMLA: Himachal Pradesh has been placed under lockdown indefinitely to check the spread of coronavirus, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur announced in the Assembly on Monday.

The chief minister made the announcement before the Assembly was adjourned sine die.

The people should not panic as the government is ready to meet any eventuality, he said, adding that the lockdown will remain in force till further orders.

Essential services will, however, continue as usual.

On Sunday, Kangra district, where two confirmed cases of coronavirus had been reported, was locked down.

A 32-year-old man from Harchakkian tehsil and a 64-year-old woman from Dohabe village in Shahpur subdivision have tested positive for coronavirus.

Besides, a number of people have been kept under home quarantine.

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