New Delhi’s decision to impose an abrupt lockdown caused economic damage but did little to stop the pandemic’s toll.
Consumers pending, private investments and exports all collapsed during the world's strictest lockdown imposed in late March to combat the pandemic.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a three-week countrywide lockdown covering nearly one-fifth of the world's population “to save India and Indians.”
Prime Minister Narendra Modi ordered a 21-day lockdown from Tuesday midnight, but a federal government advisory suggested exempting e-commerce deliveries of essentials such as food and medical equipment in addition to grocery stores and banks.
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