India's lockdown has disproportionately hurt the country's most vulnerable.
Maulana Saad Kandhalvi accused of violating social distancing guidelines despite the lockdown orders by Indian PM Narendra Modi. Missionary group says people stayed at its headquarters due to the sudden cancellation of rail and transport services.
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced an extended lockdown until May 3, but said there may be some easing of restrictions on people's movement after one week to help daily wage earners and agricultural workers.
The United Arab Emirates wants foreigners to fly out as soon as possible but their home countries might have trouble accepting them.
The current three-week-old lockdown of the nation of 1.3 billion people had been scheduled to end at midnight Tuesday.
Emerging from political deception and disenchantment in 20th-century India, the Islamic organisation, which has been traditionally apolitical, grapples with an intense political storm engineered by the far-right.
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Health experts have warned of an epidemic in South Asia, home to a fifth of the world's population, that could easily overwhelm its weak public health systems.
An Islamic missionary group in India's capital New Delhi is facing a torrent of right-wing abuse after accusations that its recent congregation became the main carrier of the coronavirus.
Without a clear mechanism in place, the federal government has ordered states to screen and isolate tens of thousands of stranded workers to prevent them from travelling, adding to the strain on local health services.
Most of the country's 450-million-strong workforce in the informal economy have no means of reaching home and staying indoors for the 21 days of shutdown.
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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