Some Defy India’s Sweeping Coronavirus Lockdown but Most Stay In

The countrywide lockdown covers nearly one-fifth of the world's population.

  • Published 25 March 2020

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indians woke up to deserted streets on Wednesday as the government began the gargantuan task of keeping 1.3 billion people indoors during a Hindu holiday season to prevent the coronavirus from rapidly spreading across the subcontinent. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s announcement of a three-week countrywide lockdown covering nearly one-fifth of the world's population triggered panic buying on Tuesday night, but the situation eased after the government issued notices that essential services… Read at AP News