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COVID-19: India under lockdown as cases rise

More than half of India is under complete lockdown as the government tries to contain the spread of COVID-19.

There are 468 confirmed cases and nine deaths.

While most people followed the government’s orders, there were desperate scenes at bus stations as migrant workers tried to return home.

Meanwhile, China has said it will relax many restrictions on travel to and from Hubei, the province where the coronavirus outbreak began, on Wednesday, as the United Kingdom announced strict controls on movement to slow the spread of COVID-19.

The UK move came after the country reported 52 more deaths and followed the imposition of strict lockdowns in France, Spain and Italy, as Europe reels from a pandemic that the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned is accelerating. In Africa, Senegal, South African and the Ivory Coast were among the countries to also announce sweeping movement restrictions.

Source: Aljazeera

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