A life-size elephant sculpture adorned in a mask was paraded through India, Sunday, March 22, in a public awareness campaign to contain the coronavirus pandemic.

READ MORE: India said Sunday it is locking down 75 districts across the country in an effort to contain the spread of COVID-19.

Authorities say the interstate bus service will be suspended until March 31.

India has 396 confirmed cases of the coronavirus and seven deaths, according to the Johns Hopkins Corona Virus Resource Center.

News of the lockdown comes after India had a nationwide, voluntary 14-hour lockdown Sunday.

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