India to extend nationwide lockdown to tackle coronavirus – state minister


NEW DELHI/DHAKA (Reuters) – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has decided to extend a nationwide lockdown to tackle the spread of the coronavirus, the chief minister of Delhi state said on Saturday, without disclosing how long the extension would be for.

An army personnel stops people riding on a rickshaw at a check post during government imposed countrywide shutdown amid concerns over the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Narayanganj, Bangladesh, April 9, 2020. REUTERS/Mohammad Ponir Hossain

Earlier in the day, Modi held a video conference call with several state ministers to…


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