Corporation worker sprays disinfectants
Corporation worker sprays disinfectants|Photo credit: Deccan Herald

March 23: Coronavirus Updates

Follow this live blog for updates and advisories from the 5 south Indian states as they arrive

Kerala: Lockdown begins from midnight tonight and is enforced until March 31.

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Kerala: If anyone is found on the road without a valid reason they can be arrested says CM Pinarayi Vijayan. 

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Kerala: No public transport will ply in the state. Private vehicles will be allowed on the roads. State borders will remain shut. Stringent controls in Kasaragod.

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Kerala: 28 new cases of Coronavirus today. Total number of cases now at 95. 

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Kerala declares complete lockdown. 

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Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami announces imposition of Section 144 across the state starting tomorrow 6 pm until March 31. All district borders to be sealed to prevent movement of people.

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Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami announces imposition of Section 144 across the state starting tomorrow 6 pm until March 31. All district borders to be sealed to prevent movement of people.

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Kerala: Bars to be shut although liquor outlets will operate with certain restrictions. 

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Karnataka: New COVID-19 helpline numbers are 080-46848600 and 080-66692000 apart from the existing 104.

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Karnataka: Lockdown in Bangalore Urban, Bangalore Rural, Kalaburgi, Chikkaballapura, Mysore, Madhugiri, Dharwad, Mangalore and Belagavi from midnight of March 23 to midnight of April 01.

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Telangana: 3 new positive cases in the state. Total numbers jump to 30 cases in all. 

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Kerala: High Court shut until April 08. 

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Kerala: Indian Medical Association, Kerala chapter says it is imperative to go for a complete lockdown except essential services.

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Passenger ship services from Kochi to the Lakshadweep Islands have been suspended.

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Kerala: Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan calls emergency meeting of cabinet at 10 am. Cabinet meet ahead of meeting with state officials on the issue of lockdown.

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Kerala to conduct high level meeting in the morning under leadership of Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan to finalise on lockdown of 8 districts. 

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Kerala: Chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan to take a decision on lockdown of 8 out of 9 districts as suggested by the Centre. The 8 districts are Alappuzha, Ernakulam, Idukki, Kannur, Kottayam, Malappuram, Pathanamthitta and Trivandrum. The 9th district is Kasaragod which is already under lockdown. 

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Tamil Nadu: Chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami to take a decision today on whether to lock down 3 districts - Chennai, Kanchipuram & Erode - as suggested by the Centre. 

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