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Two sports facilities in Chandigarh converted into temporary jails amid coronavirus outbreak

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The Chandigarh administration on Tuesday declared that two sports facilities in the city have been converted into temporary jails.

"Cricket Stadium in Sector-16 and Sports Complex in Manimajra are hereby declared as temporary jail till prohibitory orders remain in operation keeping in view the urgencies arisen due to the outbreak of COVID-19," the administration said in a release.

The total number of persons affected by COVID-19 in Chandigarh stands at 7, as per data provided by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

Chandigarh administration has imposed a curfew to curb the spread of coronavirus from person to person.

In India, there are 451 active COVID-19 cases, while 36 have been cured.

So far, nine people have lost their lives to the disease.

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First Published: Tue, March 24 2020. 17:24 IST