India extends world’s biggest coronavirus lockdown to May 3

India extends world’s biggest coronavirus lockdown to May 3

Indian PM Narendra Modi Tuesday extended a nationwide lockdown until May 3 as the number of coronavirus cases crossed 10,000 with 339 deaths. The current 3-week-old lockdown of the nation of 1.3 billion had been scheduled to end at midnight Tuesday. ’From the economic angle, we have paid a big price,’ Modi said in a nationwide address. ’But the lives of the people of India are far more valuable.’

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