DHARAMSHALA, March 24 -- A lockdown imposed by the state government to contain the coronavirus spread did not have much of an impact. Many people refused to stay indoors and police failed to take action against them even as businesses across Kangra district remained closed on day one.

The government on Sunday ordered a lockdown in Kangra district where two persons tested positive for Coronavirus in preliminary tests.

Even though people were advised to leave home only for emergencies, private vehicles were seen on roads with the occupants evading police scrutiny by claiming they were bank employees or going to the hospitals.Private transport, however, remained off roads and markets were closed.

Not following safe distance norms, people we...