Mumbai: The Maharashtra government on Saturday said door-to-door delivery of newspapers and magazines was prohibited as part of measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 in the state.

The state government issued consolidated guidelines to control the spread of the pandemic and gave details about the services, which will be partially resumed from April 20.

Although print media has been exempted from the lockdown from April 20 onwards, door-to-door delivery of newspapers and magazines will be prohibited, given the extent of the spread, the government stated.

The total number of coronavirus cases in India on Saturday evening reached 14,792, including 76 foreign nationals, with 12,289 active cases, the Union health ministry said.

The health ministry, in its daily update, said that 488 deaths have been reported in India so far, with the highest -- 201 -- getting reported from Maharashtra, followed by Madhya Pradesh, where 69 deaths have been reported so far.