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India Extends Nationwide Lockdown for Two Weeks From May 4

A cow stands on a deserted street during a partial lockdown in the Gautam Buddh Nagar district of Uttar Pradesh, India on April 21.
A cow stands on a deserted street during a partial lockdown in the Gautam Buddh Nagar district of Uttar Pradesh, India on April 21.Photographer: Prashanth Vishwanathan/Bloomberg
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India will extend its nationwide lockdown by two weeks from May 4 but will ease restrictions in some areas to revive economic activity that’s been stalled since the stringent stay-at-home orders were put in place across the country on March 25.

Movement between states won’t allowed during the lockdown, although authorities will partially relax measures in areas where there’s been no new reports of coronavirus infections, the Ministry of Home Affairs said in a statement on Friday.