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India shuts down for 21 days as coronavirus spreads across south Asia

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing the nation on TV where he ordered a 21-day lockdown to fight the virus.

[NEW DELHI] Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi ordered a 21-day lockdown of the world's second most populous country on Tuesday, following China's example to halt the spread of coronavirus that has infected tens of thousands across the world.

Health researchers have warned that more than...

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