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India says lockdown has spared it from overwhelming number of coronavirus cases

3:36pm BST

NEW DELHI The Indian government on Thursday claimed initial success in its fight against the coronavirus epidemic, saying it would have been hit with 820,000 cases by next week had it not imposed a nationwide lockdown.

Indian court order for free coronavirus testing may hinder fight, say business leaders, health experts

8:35am BST

NEW DELHI April 9 A decision by the Supreme Court of India to make testing for coronavirus free places an unfair financial burden on medical firms and could see a reduction in testing, already among the world's lowest, said business leaders and health experts.

India considers narrowing lockdown to coronavirus hotspots

08 Apr 2020

NEW DELHI India is considering plans to seal off coronavirus hotspots in Delhi, Mumbai and parts of the south while easing restrictions elsewhere as a way out of a three-week lockdown that has caused deep economic distress, officials said on Wednesday.

India considers narrowing lockdown to coronavirus hotspots

08 Apr 2020

NEW DELHI, April 8 India is considering plans to seal off coronavirus hotspots in Delhi, Mumbai and parts of the south while easing curbs elsewhere as a way out of a three-week lockdown that has caused deep economic distress, officials said on Wednesday.

Indian leaders hesitate to end world's biggest lockdown

07 Apr 2020

NEW DELHI India's 21-day lockdown is set to end next week but several state leaders have called for an extension or only a partial lifting of restrictions, saying is the only way to avoid a coronavirus epidemic that will be difficult to tackle.

Indian leaders hesitate to end world's biggest lockdown

07 Apr 2020

NEW DELHI, April 7 India's 21-day lockdown is set to end next week but several state leaders have called for an extension or only a partial lifting of restrictions, saying is the only way to avoid a coronavirus epidemic that will be difficult to tackle.

India allows limited exports of anti-malaria drug after Trump warns of retaliation

07 Apr 2020

NEW DELHI India, the world's main supplier of generic drugs, said on Tuesday it will allow limited exports of the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine that U.S. President Donald Trump has touted as a potential weapon in the fight against the coronavirus.

Testing times for India in race to head off coronavirus epidemic

06 Apr 2020

NEW DELHI India, like a lot of countries plunged into crisis by the pandemic, is struggling to ramp up testing for the coronavirus, but in few places would the odds of containing the disease appear so bleak should domestic transmission start to multiply. | Video

Testing times for India in race to head off coronavirus epidemic

06 Apr 2020

NEW DELHI, April 6 India, like a lot of countries plunged into crisis by the pandemic, is struggling to ramp up testing for the coronavirus, but in few places would the odds of containing the disease appear so bleak should domestic transmission start to multiply.

India's coronavirus lockdown hits poor, tests Modi's support

03 Apr 2020

MUMBAI/NEW DELHI Ravi Prasad Gupta, a worker at a pipe plant in the western Indian state of Gujarat, for years proudly supported Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his promise to usher in "good days" for millions of impoverished labourers.

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