At close, the Sensex was down 2,002.27 points or 5.94% at 31715.35, and the Nifty was down 566.40 points or 5.74% at 9293.50 on US-China tension, lockdown extension. Hindustan Unilever, Reliance Industries, Tata Steel, Hindalco Industries, Vedanta, Bajaj Finance, Tata Motors and ICICI Bank were among major losers on the Nifty, while gainers included Bharti Airtel, Cipla, Dr Reddy's and Sun Pharma. About 567 shares have advanced, 1817 shares declined, and 179 shares are unchanged.
Shares of banks, metals, and automobile companies were the worst-hit. Except, pharma, all other sectoral indices ended in the red. BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices fell between 3-4 per cent.