India to go into nationwide lockdown amid outbreak

India to go into nationwide lockdown amid outbreak

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced a three-week lockdown to combat the spread of coronavirus. Beginning tonight at midnight local time, the country's 1.3 billion people will be barred from leaving their homes.
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