Jaipur | Jagran News Desk: Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Saturday announced that the state will remain in a complete lockdown from March 22 to March 31 in wake of the coronavirus outbreak in the country.

"In the wake of coronavirus outbreak, the state to remain in lockdown from March 22 to 31st. Shops selling daily necessities things like vegetables, dairy and medical items to remain open," read a statement by Gehlot.

Gehlot took the decision at a high-level meeting with the top officials. 

All government offices, malls, factories, public transport etc. will remain shut during the period, he said. 

So far, 25 people have tested positive for Covid-19 in the state and report of 40 others are awaited. 

The decision by the Rajasthan government comes as the number of confirmed cases reached, with over 80 persons testing positive on Saturday as several states went into battle mode to contain the pandemic, announcing partial shutdowns and imposing restrictions on people's movement and gatherings among a slew of precautionary measures.

The country is also set to observe a janata curfew from 7 am to 9 pm on Sunday after Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday pitched for social distancing, asking people, barring those in essential services, not to get out of their homes.

Posted By: Abhinav Gupta