Trains, metros and interstate buses across the country will not run till March 31 as the number of coronavirus or COVID-19 cases crossed 300 last night in the biggest jump the country has seen.
Two more coronavirus-linked deaths took place – one in Bihar and the other in Mumbai, taking the total number of deaths to six.
There are 341 active coronavirus cases, the country's nodal testing body Indian Council of Medical Research said on Sunday, as millions across India observed a 14-hour self-quarantine or "Janata Curfew" recommended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The health ministry said as of 10.45 pm on Saturday, of the 315 cases, 22 had been cured of the virus, which has globally infected more than 300,000 people and left some 13,000 dead.
A 38-year-old man died at the Patna AIIMS who recently returned from Qatar, Bihar health secretary Sanjay Kumar said. Though the cause of death was renal failure, the man was COVID-19 positive, he added. One more death was reported from Mumbai. The patient, who was 63 years old, died of acute respiratory distress syndrome.