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Jharkhand CM calls on people to stay at home, follow lockdown rules

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Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Monday urged people to follow the lockdown imposed by the state in the wake of coronavirus outbreak threat and said that the police and administration should ensure that laws are followed properly.

The Jharkhand government on Sunday announced a lockdown in the state till March 31

"All district deputy commissioners and police administration of the state should ensure that people do not go out of the house except to buy essential things as directed by the government in view of the lockdown. Nothing will be gained by going out unnecessary, but yes, by staying at home, we can give great support to the society," Soren tweeted (translated from Hindi).

"With the help of social cooperation and support of everyone, we can prevent and fight the coronavirus infection. Everyone is requested to strictly follow the lockdown instructions. Get out of the house only to get important things. It will be helpful for all of us if we fulfil our responsibilities by staying at home," he added.

His statement came soon after Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked people to take the lockdown seriously. He has also urged the state governments to ensure that the rules of lockdown are followed properly.

The total number of positive coronavirus cases in the country reached 415, according to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).

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First Published: Mon, March 23 2020. 11:46 IST