Ghaziabad, March 25 -- Residents of Ghaziabad went into panic mode on Tuesday, frantically searching for ATMs and grocery shops as a complete lockdown of the entire country was announced for 21 days, in order to contain the spread of Sars-Cov-2.

The lockdown was announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday at 8pm in an address to the nation on television as well as social media.

"As soon as I heard the speech, I was taken aback. I spoke to one of my friends who told me that there was an ATM outside his highrise to where people had started flocking to withdraw cash. Hearing this, I disconnected the call and also rushed to the nearest ATM to withdraw cash foreseeing necessity in the coming 21 days," said Dr Navneet Verma, a resident...