As of Monday morning, there were 415 total confirmed cases in the country. This includes 24 who have been cured or discharged and seven deaths.
Overnight, Maharashtra and Gujarat reported 18 and 11 new cases respectively. While it took 50 days for the confirmed cases in India to cross 200 (on March 20), it took only three days (March 23) for the number to cross 400.
Most states in India are now under lockdown with their borders shut like New Delhi and Maharashtra. Some states have announced full curfews like Punjab and Haryana and Section 144 has been imposed in Maharashtra. All in-person hearings in Supreme Court have been suspended until further orders.
The lawyers’ chambers has been shut down too and the court is considering the possibility of allowing lawyers to argue via videoconferencing.