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COVID-19 pandemic: Lockdown across India in line with WHO guidance

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India imposed a 21-day lockdown on Tuesday amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. The move came following a call from the UN health agency, WHO, for the country to take “aggressive action”.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s order for the country’s people to stay home, is an escalation of the “Janata curfew” that was introduced on March 22, and came a day after the government grounded all domestic flights. PM Modi stated that the lockdown applies to “every district, every lane, every village”, and warned that “If you can’t handle these 21 days, this country will go back 21 years”… (UN, March 24, 2020)

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