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    India to enter 'total lockdown'

    India is to impose a nationwide lockdown in an attempt to slow the spread of the coronavirus, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced.

    The restrictions will apply from midnight local time (18:30 GMT) and will be enforced for 21 days.

    "There will be a total ban on venturing out of your homes," Mr Modi said in a televised address.

    India - which has a population of 1.3bn - joins a growing list of countries that have imposed similar measures.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-52024239

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    We are having 557 cases.

    With 10 death,

    in country of 1.3 Billion people.

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    • #3
      "Total ban" does this mean people can't even go for food or medical reasons? How is that managed?

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      • #4
        People can go out for essential items.

        https://www.indiatoday.in/india/stor...281-2020-03-24

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        • #5
          Originally posted by vikram72 View Post
          We are having 557 cases.

          With 10 death,

          in country of 1.3 Billion people.
          As of yesterday, only 5,000 were tested last week... so far in total 15,000 have been tested. I've read the testing can be cranked right up so hopefully that help you guys.
          "In modern war... you will die like a dog for no good reason."
          Ernest Hemingway.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Achtung Baby View Post

            As of yesterday, only 5,000 were tested last week... so far in total 15,000 have been tested. I've read the testing can be cranked right up so hopefully that help you guys.
            It's our bureaucracy.

            Diagnostics companies are gearing up to provide thousands of coronavirus testing kits to India but warn it will take weeks to scale up capacity because of a lag in government approvals.

            Trivitron chairman and managing director G.S.K. Velu said he was still waiting for his test kit to be cleared for trials, despite its Chinese joint venture Labsystems Diagnostics Shandong selling 500,000 of its kits in China.

            “We have the capacity to manufacture between 500 to 75,000 per day,” said Mr Velu, adding he was hopeful his kit would be approved soon in India. “The next week is going to be very crucial.”
            https://www.ft.com/content/a888cf82-...f-41bea055720b

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              https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-52043465

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              • #8
                https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-52047263

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