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    Coronavirus LIVE Updates: As per updates from Supreme Court, offices of the Registry (except Protocol and Caretaking Section) will remain closed from March 23 to 28.

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    Coronavirus LIVE Updates: District authorities in Pulwama has ordered for the registration of an FIR against a person from Awantipora Tehsil for misleading the
    administration by hiding travel history to Pakistan.



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    Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Jharkhand government announces a lockdown till March 31. Movement of all public transport prohibited. All shops, commercial institutions, offices, factories, godowns, weekly markets to remain closed. All places of worship to stay closed for devotees during this period.



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    Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Budget session of Parliament likely to be concluded on Monday after passage of Finance Bill in both Houses: Sources

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    Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Three more test positive for coronavirus in Kolkata, total cases in West Bengal rise to 7, says one official.

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New Delhi: From 7 AM to 9 PM today, India will observe an unprecedented shutdown in its concerted effort to fight the spread of coronavirus. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had urged people to not step out of their homes for 14 hours today. Accordingly, all state governments have announced near-shutdown plans. Also Read - Janata Curfew Today: All States to Embrace Partial Shutdown. Is There a Scientific Reason Behind it?

Statewise Shutdown Also Read - World Health Organisation Hails Modi's 'Janata Curfew' Initiative

Urging people to stay indoors, Kejriwal said the government has not imposed a lockdown in Delhi for now, but would have to do it if the need arises in the wake of coronavirus pandemic. Also Read - A day After Janata Curfew, Delhi, Noida Metros to Have Limited Timing

The Chhattisgarh government ordered the closure of all its offices, except those providing essential and emergency services, till March 31.

In Odisha, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced a “near-total” shutdown in five districts and eight other prominent towns for a week from Sunday morning.

The Goa government imposed section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) across the state to prohibit large gatherings. Private events, including weddings, have also been banned in Goa till further orders.

The Bihar government ordered shutting down of bus services, restaurants and banquet halls across the state till March 31 while the State Election Commission of Arunachal Pradesh announced that municipal and panchayat elections slated to be held in April-May have been temporarily put on hold.

The Nashik administration in Maharashtra banned the sale of liquor from Saturday till further orders in the district invoking the Epidemic Diseases Act and Disaster Management Act.

In West Bengal, the Mamata Banerjee government ordered all restaurants, bars, pubs, nightclubs, amusement parks, museums and zoos to remain shut till March 31.