New Delhi: In a major move to contain the fast-spreading coronavirus pandemic, the Centre on Sunday put 80 districts, across various states, under lockdown till March 31. While initially 75 districts were put under lockdown, five more districts were included later to bring the total number to 80. Also Read - COVID-19: Amid Lockdown Measures, Parliament's Budget Session Likely to be Concluded on Monday

The decision to this effect was taken at a high-level meeting of chief secretaries of all the states, the Cabinet Secretary and the Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister. These districts, notably, have reported positive coronavirus cases, including deaths, an official of the Union Home Ministry said. Also Read - No Lockdown in Pakistan Yet; 'Complete Shutdown Will Cause Unrest,' Says PM Imran Khan



Major states like Maharashtra, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh are among the states and union territories-22 in all-in various districts of which, the lockdown has been announced. The list of the 80 affected districts include all seven districts of the national capital, as well as metros like Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad and Kolkata. Also Read - India's Stock Markets Will Remain Functional Amid Lockdown Measures

The state-wise breakdown of the 80 districts that will go under lockdown is as follows:



Andhra Pradesh: Prakasam, Vijaywada and Vizag

Chandigarh: Chandigarh

Chhattisgarh: Raipur

Delhi: Central, East Delhi, North Delhi, North West Delhi, North East Delhi, South Delhi and West Delhi

Gujarat: Kutchh, Rajkot, Gandhinagar, Surat, Vadodara, and Ahmedabad

Haryana: Faridabad, Sonepat, Panchkula, Panipat and Gurugram

Himachal Pradesh: Kangra

Jammu & Kashmir: Srinagar and Jammu

Karnataka: Bengaluru, Chikkaballapura, Mysore, Kodagu and Kalaburgi

Kerala: Alappuzha, Ernakulam, Idukki, Kannur, Kasargod, Kottayam, Mallapuram, Pathanamthitta, Thiruvananthapuram and Thrissur

Ladakh: Kargil and Leh

Madhya Pradesh: Jabalpur

Maharashtra: Ahmednagar, Aurangabad, Mumbai, Nagpur, Mumbai suburb, Pune, Ratnagiri, Raigad, Thane and Yavatmal

Odisha: Khurda

Puducherry: Mahe

Punjab: Hoshiarpur, SAS Nagar and SBS Nagar

Rajasthan: Bilwara, Jhunjhunu, Sikar and Jaipur

Tamil Nadu: Chennai, Erode and Kanchipurum

Telangana: Bhadradri Kothagudam, Hyderabad, Medchai, Ranga reddy and Sanga Reddy

Uttar Pradesh: Agra, GB Nagar, Ghaziabad, Varanasi, Lakhimpur Kheri and Lucknow

Uttarakhand: Dehradun

West Bengal: Kolkata and North 24 Parganas

The decision was taken on a day the nation observed a 14-hour ‘Janata Curfew’ and applauded doctors, medical workers and others who are fighting the crisis on the ground.