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India’s PM Modi seeks ‘forgiveness’ over lockdown Due To Corona Virus

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India’s PM Modi seeks ‘forgiveness’ over lockdown Due To Corona Virus

Criticism has mounted over the lack of planning ahead of the coronavirus shutdown, which was introduced with less than four hours’ notice Tens of thousands of migrant labourers have been forced to walk hundreds of kilometres to their native villages In his weekly radio address PM Narendra Modi apologised for the impact of the strict stay-at-home measures


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People are banned from leaving their homes for three weeks under the “total lockdown” measures announced on Tuesday. All non-essential businesses have been closed and almost all public gatherings are banned.It has sparked an exodus from major cities such as Delhi, where thousands of migrant workers are setting out on long journeys back to their home villages after transport was stopped  There are fears that an outbreak in the country – one of the world’s most densely populated – could result in a catastrophe The country’s economy was already in the midst of a severe slowdown before the country went into lockdown