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India Allows Neighborhood Stores to Reopen, Keeps Malls Shut

Stores and businesses stand shuttered on a deserted street during a partial lockdown imposed due to the coronavirus at a town in the Gautam Buddh Nagar district of Uttar Pradesh, India, on April 21.

Stores and businesses stand shuttered on a deserted street during a partial lockdown imposed due to the coronavirus at a town in the Gautam Buddh Nagar district of Uttar Pradesh, India, on April 21.

Photographer: Prashanth Vishwanathan/Bloomberg
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India’s government is allowing smaller neighborhood stores to reopen, bringing relief to residents after a month into the world’s biggest lockdown that’s restricting 1.3 billion people.