Testing for Coronavirus in Kerala
Testing for Coronavirus in Kerala|Photo credit: Reuters

March 24: COVID-19 Updates

Here is a live blog of all the verified official information from across south India

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PM Narendra Modi announces 21 day lockdown of the entire country. "Stay at home," he emphasised. 

Latest Coronavirus-positive figures: Tamil Nadu: 15; Andhra Pradesh: 7; Telangana: 36; Karataka: 38; Kerala: 111

Kerala: 14 fresh cases of COVID-19 in the state. One health worker has contracted the virus, says CM Pinarayi Vijayan. 

Telangana: 27,000 Aasha workers and 8000 auxiliary nurse midwifery workers are participating in the door to door survey.

Telangana: 1 more positive case in the state, taking total to 36. Government launches door to door survey to detect Coronavirus positive cases.

Telangana: CM KCR will hold a high level review meeting afternoon and address media later as panic buying of essential commodities is witnessed in Hyderabad.

Andhra Pradesh: SSC exams postponed for two weeks. SSC board will review the situation before notifying the next date.

Kerala: Police filing cases against those unable to give valid reasons as to why they are out on the roads. Until 11 am, 52 such cases filed.

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