Coronavirus Live Updates: COVID-19 Cases Cross 600 As India Starts 3-Week Lockdown
More than a billion people locked themselves on Wednesday as governments stepped up their efforts against the coronavirus pandemic which has left 10 dead in the country. The world's largest shutdown was however yet to have an effect as the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in India went up to 606.
The 21-day lockdown saw anxious people scrambling to nearby shops for essential supplies and services, prompting the government to urge citizens not to panic. E-commerce companies delivering essentials like groceries, medicines and food, however, alleged harassment from law enforcement officials and security guards, leading to severe inconvenience in times of an unprecedented crisis, online retailers have said, calling for an urgent intervention from the government.