Thirty states and union territories in India declared a lockdown on Monday evening as the country recorded its ninth death linked to the highly contagious coronavirus.
A total of 471 people have tested positive for Covid-19 in the country with 75 new cases detected in the last 24 hours, reported NDTV.
Two persons have died, one in Bengal and the other in Himachal Pradesh.
As reports of infection came in from all the key states, the country tightened its clampdown with a ban on domestic flights and warned of legal action against rule-breakers.
Punjab, which had thousands of expats heading for home, declared curfew. So did Maharashtra, which has the highest number of COVID-19 cases. In Kolkata, sources said the 57-year-old who died at a private hospital, did not have any travel history, raising concern about the chain of transmission of the virus.