In the international market, silver prices traded 0.18 per cent lower at $15.30 an ounce in New York.
Metals are considered a process industry and exempted from complete shutdown. However all the production units are running with lower capacities and lesser numbers of staff.
In the international market, silver was quoting 0.02 per cent higher at $14.67 an ounce in New York.
While gold and silver volumes more than doubled on year in the March quarter, trading in crude has seen an increase of 66 per cent.
Recovery in Chinese demand key factor for metal stocks, says vice president of PCG Research, Kotak Securities.
Market analysts said the fall in gold futures was mostly in tune with a weak trend overseas.
The Nifty Metal index was trading 3.37 per cent down at 1502.45.
The Nifty Metal index was trading 0.52 per cent up at 1550.9 .
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