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.
In countries like India and Israel Muslims are being scapegoated for the spread of Covid-19.
The impact could be severe in low-income countries, which have more workers in the informal sector and significant foreign debt.
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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The incidents come in light of an intense campaign of anti-Muslim hatred, in which India's Muslim minority has been blamed for deliberately 'spreading' the coronavirus in the country.
New Delhi refuses to completely ease restrictions in India-administered Kashmir despite pleas from several rights group.
India's finance ministry announced a $22 billion economic stimulus package that will include delivering monthly grains and lentil rations to an astonishing 800 million people.
India launched a 14-hour long curfew on Sunday to limit the fast-spreading coronavirus epidemic in the country, where 315 people have so far been found to have contracted the disease.
Neither the leaders of India, Pakistan nor Afghanistan have shown the domestic urgency or the regional diplomacy required to tackle the spread of Covid-19.
Narayan Chatterjee, a Bharatiya Janata Party activist, was arrested by West Bengal state police late Tuesday for "organising the cow urine consumption event and compelling a civic volunteer to drink cow urine", Kolkata police chief says.
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