Chandigarh Administration logo (Source/Chandigarh Administration website)
Chandigarh Administration logo (Source/Chandigarh Administration website)

Two sports facilities in Chandigarh converted into temporary jails amid coronavirus outbreak

ANI | Updated: Mar 24, 2020 17:25 IST

Chandigarh [India], Mar 24 (ANI): The Chandigarh administration on Tuesday declared that two sports facilities in the city have been converted into temporary jails.
"Cricket Stadium in Sector-16 and Sports Complex in Manimajra are hereby declared as temporary jail till prohibitory orders remain in operation keeping in view the urgencies arisen due to the outbreak of COVID-19," the administration said in a release.
The total number of persons affected by COVID-19 in Chandigarh stands at 7, as per data provided by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
Chandigarh administration has imposed a curfew to curb the spread of coronavirus from person to person.
In India, there are 451 active COVID-19 cases, while 36 have been cured.
So far, nine people have lost their lives to the disease. (ANI)

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