New Delhi: The Indian government is tightening its measures to control the spread of COVID-19 in the country. The government has decided to shut down international commercial flights to land in India from 22 March.
The government will also direct senior citizens above 65 years to remain indoors. Only public representatives, government servants and medical professionals will be allowed to go outside to perform their duties.
Children below the age of ten must also remain in house in order to protect them from contracting the virus.
The number of cases of COVID-19 in India has risen to 174 according to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Four persons have lost their lives after being infected by the virus in the country.
There is high alert across the country as the infection is entering its third stage, when the spread is rapid and cases mount substantially. The government’s tough moves come in a bid to prevent the infection from getting out of control.