India’s 1.3bn population locked down to beat coronavirus
Extreme measure intended to avert catastrophe in country with poor healthcare services
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India has mounted the largest attempted lockdown yet in the coronavirus crisis, ordering 1.3 billion people to stay at home from midnight for three weeks to prevent a public health disaster.
In a televised address on Tuesday night, the prime minister, Narendra Modi, announced that for the next 21 days, almost one fifth of the world’s population should “forget what going out means”.Continue reading…