PM Narendra Modi announced earlier that he had asked his ministers not to travel abroad. "Say no to panic, say yes to precautions," he said on Twitter, urging people to avoid "non-essential travel".
The union government on Wednesday suspended all tourist and medical visas till April 15. It asked Indians to avoid foreign travel, and said they could be quarantined for 14 days on their return. It also asked non-resident Indians (NRIs) to avoid travelling to India. Visa-free travel facility granted to non-OCI (Overseas Citizenship of India) card holders is also kept in abeyance till April 15.