New Delhi, India

More than half of India’s 1.3 billion population is under complete lockdown, as the coronavirus or COVID-19 cases on Tuesday surged to 511 with 10 deaths.

As many as 75 districts including national capital Delhi and commercial hub Mumbai are under lockdown till March 31.

The government had to enforce curfew in many places as people did not observe voluntary isolation.

In a statement issued late on Monday evening, Prime Minister Narendra Modi lamented that people were not taking the lockdown seriously. Taking to Twitter, he asked people to save their lives and of their family members

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