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India’s coronavirus emergency just beginning as lockdown threatens to turn into human tragedy

A week after Narendra Modi ordered the largest national lockdown the planet has ever seen and Delhi's Bhogal market is little quieter than usual. Rather than being confined to home to stop the spread of Covid-19, large groups of residents instead huddle together in the shade, drinking tea and playing cards. Street vendors continue to hawk fresh fruit and vegetables and the police watch as daily life in the capital's backstreets continues, apparently content to enforce movement restrictio...
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India cracks down on Muslim groups emerging as coronavirus clusters

India is in a state of national lockdown and authorities are now clamping down on religious gatherings, some of which have continued despite the strict health warnings. The headquarters of a Muslim missionary group were the latest to be sealed off on Tuesday (March 31) after the country’s health minister revealed at least 24 people who took part one such gathering at a mosque New Delhi tested positive for the coronavirus. As many as 1,500 Muslims from I...
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Disney+ to launch in India on April 3

Disney said on Tuesday that it will launch its streaming service, Disney+, in India on April 3. The service, available globally in about a dozen markets, will launch in India on Hotstar, one of the most popular on-demand streaming services in the country that is also owned by Disney. The company said it is raising the yearly subscription cost of the combined entity, Disney+Hotstar, to Rs 1,499 ($20), up from Rs 999 ($13.2) that it previously charged for its most premium content on Hotstar. TechC...
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Facing shortages, India bets on China for swift ramp-up of protective health gear: sources

India will buy ventilators and masks from China to help it deal with the coronavirus, a government official said on Tuesday, even though some countries in Europe had complained about the quality of the equipment. India has recorded 1,251 cases of the coronavirus, with 32 deaths, but health experts say the country of 1.3 billion people could see a major surge in cases that could overwhelm its weak public health system. Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government said it was trying to procure medi...
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Summary: India’s Telemedicine Guidelines 2020

Within a week of Prime Minister Narendra Modi declaring the Janta Curfew against the COVID-19 pandemic, where he said that people should simply consult doctors over the phone instead of visiting them, the Health Ministry notified the Telemedicine Guidelines 2020, laying down norms for an industry that has so far operated in a regulatory grey […] ...
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Coronavirus: Indian migrant workers sprayed with disinfectant amid mass exodus from cities – video

Video footage shows Indian health workers spraying disinfectant on a group of migrant workers, amid fears that a large scale movement of people from cities to the countryside risks spreading the coronavirus widely. The prime minister, Narendra Modi, has ordered the country's 1.3 billion people to remain indoors until 15 April, saying that was the only hope to stop the pandemic. But the order has left millions of impoverished Indians jobless and hungry, prompting a mass exodus from cities to the ...
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Divided Delhi under lockdown: 'If coronavirus doesn't kill me, hunger will'

India’s shutdown is catastrophic for Muslims driven from their homes by sectarian carnage and now without food or shelterAs the wealthy quaff wine in comfort, India’s poor are thrown to the wolvesIt wasn’t possible for Mohammed Idrish to watch Narendra Modi’s address to the nation last Tuesday exhorting 1.3 billion Indians to stay at home. His TV was looted along with everything else in his home in Delhi during the recent anti-Muslim riots in the Indian capital.When Idrish, a carpenter, heard ab...
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India’s Virus Emergency Is Only Just Beginning

(Bloomberg) -- It’s a mass exodus not seen since the days following India’s independence in 1947.Hundreds of thousands of the country’s poorest citizens are walking long distances from cities back to their villages, carrying what little they have on their shoulders along major highways. Many lost their jobs and housing virtually overnight after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a three-week lockdown on March 24.The decision is aimed at stopping the spread of Covid-19 in a country of 1.3 bil...
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As the wealthy quaff wine in comfort, India’s poor are thrown to the wolves

With the country in lockdown because of coronavirus, deep social inequalities have been exposed more sharply than ever Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage“Sauvignon blanc or viognier”? As the words left my mouth, my son and I locked eyes, our expressions flashing from shame-faced to half laughing at the irony. My live-in maid Ranjita had just laid out dinner and, since the fish and lyonnaise potatoes looked appetising, I thought it deserved a bottle of wine.For people li...
Tags: India, Narendra Modi, World news, South and Central Asia, Infectious Diseases, Global development, Inequality, Coronavirus outbreak, Ranjita


Indian police fire tear gas on jobless workers defying coronavirus lockdown

NEW DELHI/AHMEDABAD, India (Reuters) - Police in western India fired tear gas to disperse a stone-pelting crowd of migrant workers defying a three-week lockdown against the coronavirus that has left hundreds of thousands of poor without jobs and hungry, authorities said on Monday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi ordered the country's 1.3 billion people to remain indoors until April 15, declaring such self-isolation was the only hope to stop the viral pandemic. On Sunday, about 500 workers clashed...
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Indian police fire tear gas at jobless workers defying coronavirus lockdown

NEW DELHI/AHMEDABAD, India (Reuters) - Police in India fired tear gas to disperse a stone-pelting crowd of migrant workers defying a three-week lockdown against the coronavirus that has left hundreds of thousands of poor without jobs and hungry, authorities said on Monday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi ordered the country's 1.3 billion people to remain indoors until April 15, declaring such self-isolation was the only hope to stop the viral pandemic. On Sunday, about 500 workers clashed with po...
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13 photographs which show how ‘Vikas’ has propelled India towards a $5-trillion economy on your WhatsApp. (No wonder Narendra Modi’s jokers want you to amuse yourself with ‘Ramayana’.)

COVID shines the light on two sides of India. The first is political and medical: the preparedness and readiness of the Narendra Modi government to combat #CoronaVirus after China first reported it. We can debate that till the cows come home and emerge none the wiser. Suffice to say health minister Dr Harsh Vardhan (an ENT specialist) is best known as a Ramlila artiste. The second more horrific picture COVID reveals is the state of delusion in which Indians have opted to live. For six years now...
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Dr. Fauci warns US could see up to 200K coronavirus deaths

By MATT SEDENSKY and MICHAEL R. SISAK NEW YORK (AP) — The coronavirus outbreak could kill 100,000 to 200,000 Americans, the U.S. government’s top infectious-disease expert warned on Sunday as smoldering hotspots in nursing homes and a growing list of stricken cities heightened the sense of dread across the country. Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, made the dire prediction of fatalities on CNN, adding that millions in the U.S. could become ...
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Coronavirus: India's PM Modi seeks 'forgiveness' over lockdown

Narendra Modi apologises for sweeping restrictions that have left many jobless and hungry.
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For a billion Indians, lockdown has not prevented tragedy | Supriya Nair

Without adequate healthcare and unable to deliver basic needs, India now faces twin catastrophes of coronavirus and starvationCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe world’s second-most crowded city is trying to stay home, but it wasn’t built for social distancing. Ever since it became an entrepôt of the British empire, Mumbai has been optimised to keep things moving – both labour and capital. Over the last fortnight, its citizens have been retreating from public premises...
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Coronavirus: India's PM Modi seeks 'forgiveness' over lockdown

Narendra Modi apologises for sweeping restrictions that have left many jobless and hungry.
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Modi apologizes to Indians for 21-day lockdown hardships

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi apologized to the public on Sunday for imposing a three-week national lockdown, calling it harsh but “needed to win” the battle against the coronavirus pandemic. “I apologize for taking these harsh steps that have caused difficulties in your lives, especially the poor people,” Modi said in his monthly address, broadcast by state radio. The unprecedented lockdown order, which came into effect on Wednesday to keep India's 1.3 billion people at home for all but...
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Modi apologizes to India's poor as lockdown criticism mounts

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked the nation's poor for forgiveness on Sunday, as the economic and human toll from his 21-day nationwide lockdown deepens and criticism mounts about a lack of adequate planning ahead of the decision. Modi on Tuesday announced a three week-lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus. "I would firstly like to seek forgiveness from all my countrymen," Modi said in a nationwide radio address.
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Indian authorities send buses to take unemployed to villages

Authorities sent a fleet of buses to the outskirts of India's capital on Saturday to meet an exodus of migrant workers desperately trying to reach their home villages during the world's largest coronavirus lockdown. Thousands of people, mostly young male day laborers but also families, fled their New Delhi homes after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a 21-day lockdown that began on Wednesday and effectively put millions of Indians who live off daily earnings out of work. Modi said the ex...
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Surviving Covid-19 — and Modi

A religious and nationalist agenda has replaced the promise of development and left India ill-equipped to manage the pandemic The post Surviving Covid-19 — and Modi appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
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India's electricity use falls to lowest in five months due to lockdown

CHENNAI/LUCKNOW (Reuters) - India's electricity use fell to the lowest in nearly five months on the first day of a nationwide lockdown to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, government data showed, with monthly power consumption likely to fall for the first time in four months. National electricity demand fell to 2.78 billion units on March 25, the first day of the three-week total shutdown called by Prime Minister Narendra Modi late on Tuesday. If demand continues at these reduced levels, ...
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India's 1.3billion population in lockdown - in pictures

A three-week nationwide lockdown has been imposed by India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi starts, in an attempt to halt the spread of the coronavirus Continue reading...
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India's coronavirus heroes come under attack

Some e-commerce giants have even halted deliveries partly due to the harassment of staff, while Prime Minister Narendra Modi said abuse of hospital workers had become a "huge issue". Reports of attacks and abuse have come from across India, increasing with the imposition this week of a 21-day nationwide lockdown. Sanjibani Panigrahi, a doctor in the western city of Surat, described how she was accosted as she returned home from a long day at a hospital that is treating COVID-19 patients.
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US couple, adopted daughter, caught in India virus lockdown

A Georgia couple who traveled to India to adopt a child have had to delay bringing their new daughter back to the United States after Indian authorities locked down the country because of the coronavirus. India's Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, on Tuesday announced a three-week lockdown in the country of 1.3 billion people, meaning that citizens and visitors alike may only leave their homes or hotels for food, medicine or other essential needs. The order is meant to keep the virus from surging ...
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India's coronavirus cases tick up despite immense lockdown

Three more people infected with coronavirus died overnight in India as the government sought on Thursday to improve basic services to 1.3 billion people locked indoors to slow the spread of the disease. Streets were silent across India's cities and towns on the second day of a three-week, 24 hour shutdown as people heeded Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call not to step out of homes except in emergencies or to buy food and other necessities. Police have strictly enforced the lockdown even thoug...
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India's coronavirus cases tick up, immense lockdown holds

India's death toll from the coronavirus rose by six to 16 in the last 24 hours, as the government sought on Thursday to improve basic services to 1.3 billion people locked indoors to slow the spread of the disease. Streets were silent across Indian cities and towns on the second day of a three-week, 24-hour shutdown, as people heeded Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call not to step out of homes except in emergencies or to buy food and other necessities. Police have strictly enforced the lockdow...
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When Narendra Modi took notes: How the owners of India’s language newspapers “advised” the PM six hours before he announced a 21-day shutdown. (Or so it seems.)

Narendra Modi‘s relationship with the news media since becoming prime minister in 2014 has been built on conspicuous contempt and confrontation, but behind the scenes, chummy co-option and cultivation has been a constant endeavour. Modi likes the world to believe he is not bothered with what the “news traders” of the mainstream media say, when he can directly “speak” to the people through social and public media: so no media adviser; no journalists on board his aircraft; no press conferences; no...
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Spain’s COVID-19 Death Toll Surpasses China As Virus Spreads Through Europe

MADRID (AP) — The death toll in Spain from the coronavirus shot up by more than 700 on Wednesday, surpassing China and is now second only to Italy as the pandemic spread rapidly in Europe, with even Britain’s Prince Charles testing positive for the virus. In India, the world’s largest democracy, the government put its 1.3 billion people on lockdown, while U.S. lawmakers finally agreed on a massive $2 trillion domestic aid package, which buoyed stock markets around the world. Spain recorded a ...
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India Delays Plan for Population Register Citing Coronavirus

(Bloomberg) -- Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government has postponed indefinitely plans to begin surveys leading to its next census and a comprehensive population register as it grapples with the spread of coronavirus infections. The process was to have begun in April.The population registry plan was seen as a precursor to a national citizens register that, along with a new citizenship law, had led to angry protests across India since December. Door-to-door surveys to record the census ...
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iPhone Production in India Suspended as Population of 1.3 Billion Begins 21-Day Lockdown

Apple's iPhone factories in India are closing temporarily, after the Indian government ordered the country's population of 1.3 billion people to stay at home for at least three weeks in a bid to reduce the spread of coronavirus. The factories in India have suspended production until at least April 14 following the nationwide lockdown ordered by President by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. As reported by Bloomberg: Foxconn and Wistron Corp. have suspended production at their India plants, which...
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