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In pictures | Vignettes from Day-7 of nationwide coronavirus lockdown

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As the nationwide lockdown to prevent the spread of coronavirus infection entered Day 7, several fresh cases of infection were reported on March 31 from Delhi, Maharashtra, Kerala, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Jammu and Kashmir and Bihar, among other places, taking the nationwide tally well past 1,400 with at least 45 deaths, as per figures announced by government officials in different States.

The Central government separately told the Supreme Court it has taken “proactive and preemptive timely steps” to deal with the coronavirus pandemic, but termed fake news as the biggest hindrance and sought a direction for the media not to publish any COVID-19 information without ascertaining facts with authorities.

Here are some of the pictures from our photographers highlighting the situation in various parts of the country.

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