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India Placed Under Total Lockdown

25 March 

Having already banned travel to, from as well as within India, the nation’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi is now looking to enforce the World’s largest lockdown.

Via a television press conference, India’s Prime Minister announced that the people of India would need to refrain from leaving their homes in order to limit the spread of the coronavirus.

According to Mr Modi the manner in which India deals with the coronavirus over the next 21 days will greatly determine where the country will be in the next 21 years.

Given that 1 in almost every 47 people infected with the coronavirus in India have died thus far, the Indian Prime Minister has pledged $2 billion towards improving the countries health care system and ensuring that those who will need treatment are able to access it.

The latest decision made by the Indian Prime Minister to implement a lockdown could potentially see further industries being ordered to discontinue their services, at least temporarily, whilst the country deals with containing the virus.  

Mr Modi shared, “all steps have been taken by central and state government to ensure supply of essential items.”

Thus far India has lost 10 people due to the coronavirus.


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