New Delhi: Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Saturday directed a “complete lockdown” in the state, except for essential services, till March 31. There will be a “complete lockdown”, barring essential and medical services, in the state from March 22-March 31 to contain the spread of novel coronavirus and keep people safe, he said in a statement. Also Read - Coronavirus: On 100th Day, Anti-CAA Protest at Jamia Millia Islamia Temporarily Called Off

All government offices, malls, factories, public transport etc. will remain shut during the period, he said. So far, 25 people have tested positive for Covid-19 in the state and report of 40 others are awaited. The decision came a day ahead of the scheduled Janata curfew on Sunday when all states will embrace partial shutdown, encouraging the citizens to stay home. According to the Indian Council of Medical Research, the number of positive cases in India crossed 300 on Saturday.

Maharashtra has reported the highest number of cases at 63, including three foreigners, followed by Kerala at 40, including seven foreign nationals. Also Read - Naagin 4 Fame Rashami Desai Steps Out of The House to Shop From Vegetable Vendor Amid Coronavirus Scare



Delhi has reported 26 positive cases, which include one foreigner, while Uttar Pradesh has recorded 24 cases, including one foreigner. Telangana has reported 21 cases, including 11 foreigners. Rajasthan has reported 17 cases, including two foreigners. Also Read - Sharath Kamal Wants Tokyo Olympics Postponed Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

In Haryana, there are 17 cases, which include 14 foreigners. Karnataka has 15 coronavirus patients. Punjab and Ladakh have 13 cases each. Gujarat has seven cases while Jammu and Kashmir has four.



Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Uttarakhand and West Bengal have reported three cases each. Odisha has two cases.

Puducherry, Chhattisgarh and Chandigarh have reported one case each. Several states also came out with fresh numbers of positive cases though these were not immediately taken into account by the health ministry.

(With Agency Inputs)