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March 23: Coronavirus Updates

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

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

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

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.

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

Kerala declares complete lockdown. 

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

Kerala: High Court shut until April 08. 

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

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

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.

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

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. 

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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