India extends world’s biggest virus lockdown

India extends world’s biggest virus lockdown

first_img“From the economic angle, we have paid abig price,” Modi said. “But the lives of the people of India are farmore valuable.” (AFP) MUMBAI – India’s nationwide coronaviruslockdown, the biggest in the world covering 1.3 billion people, will beextended until May 3, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Tuesday. The move comes despite complaints frommillions of poor, a vast underclass who have been left almost completelywithout support as jobs have vanished and incomes dried up.center_img Homeless people wait along a road in Allahabad to receive free food during the nationwide lockdown. AFPlast_img

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