A Journalist who attended former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Kamal Nath press conference on March 20 has been found coronavirus positive. It is being learned that his daughter was also tested positive for COVID-19. All the journalists and officials who attended Kamal Nath's March 20 presser where he announced his resignation as state chief minister, will be quarantined to minimise the chances of virus from being spread further. Meanwhile, Kamal Nath has also quarantined himself. Madhya Pradesh has a total of 14 confirmed cases of coronavirus so far. India COVID-19 confirmed cases toll currently stands at 562 whereas 10 people have died after getting infected with the noval disease.
The country has now been put under a 21-day lockdown in order to contain the spread of virus further. The lockdown was announced by PM Modi on Tuesday night (March 24) at 8 pm when he requested to 1.3 billion people to adhere to social distancing to save themselves from coronavirus. The Prime Minister said that these 21 days are going to be the most important and if people did not obey lockdown strictly and if the situation goes out of control then it will have a devastating impact.
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The Prime Minister asked people to follow lockdown seriously not just for their betterment but for the welfare of all. However, Modi also assured people that they need to worry about the availability of essential services as the shops selling milk, dairy products, vegetables, fruits, medical stores will all remain open and requested everyone to not resort to panic buying.