Five more people were diagnosed with novel coronavirus infection in Indore today, taking the total number of cases in Madhya Pradesh to 14. None of these five patients have a history of travel to abroad, news agency PTI repoted.

Four of them are residents of Indore and one hails from Ujjain, Indore’s Chief Medical and Health Officer Dr Praveen Jadiya told ANI.

With these fresh cases, the total number of coronavirus cases in Madhya Pradesh has climbed to 14.Earlier, six positive coronavirus cases were reported from Jabalpur and one each from Bhopal, Gwalior and Shivpuri.

Curfew was imposed in Ujjain, Bhopal, Shivpuri, Jabalpur and Gwalior districts and the towns of Khajuraho and Rajnagar in Chhatarpur district of Madhya Pradesh.

The total number of coronavirus cases in India has risen to 562 today. The death toll has increased to 10 as Tamil Nadu had reported its first casualty of COVID-19. Earlier, deaths were reported from Karnataka, Delhi, Maharashtra, Punjab and West Bengal.

Observing the coronavirus outbreak in the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a nationwide lockdown for 21 days, starting from Tuesday midnight. Only the essential services will remain operational during this period. India suspended all the domestic and international flights. PM Narendra Modi repeatedly urged the citizens to stay at home during the lockdown period.

As coronavirus positive cases in the country cross the 500 mark, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has come out with suggestions to control the spread of the pandemic. An ICMR study shows that strict implementation of social distancing measures can drastically reduce the number of COVID-19 cases in the country.

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