Issue No. 369-370, April-May 2020
Auroville locked down
January 30. India reports its first Covid-19 positive case in Kerala’s Thrissur district in a student who had returned home for a vacation from Wuhan University in China. A few days later, two more cases of students who had returned from Wuhan are reported. On each day in March, a gradually increasing number of cases are reported in various states and territories of India. March 11. The Government of India suspends the validity of all existing visas, except diplomatic, official, international organizations, employment, and project visas, till 15 April. The Government also announces that all incoming travellers, including Indians, arriving from or having visited China, Italy, Iran, South Korea, France, Spain and Germany, will be quarantined for a minimum of 14 days. March 18. The ban is extended to include arriving international passengers, including Indian passport holders, from the United Kingdom, Turkey and the whole of Europe and the compulsory quarantine for a period of 14 day...