Originally published at: DEVELOPING: India Prime Minister Orders Three Week Nationwide Shutdown, Applies to 1.3 BILLION People | Sean Hannity
India announced its decision Tuesday to impose a three-week nationwide shutdown to help slow the spread of the Coronavirus; pledging at least $2 billion to help shore-up the country’s entire healthcare system ahead of the pandemic.
“To save India and every Indian, there will be a total ban on venturing out,” said Prime Minister Modi Tuesday night.
India's 1.3 billion people will go into full lockdown in just four hours time in bid to slow coronavirus – PM Modi https://t.co/xiSvabvzoZ
— BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) March 24, 2020
The decision will apply to nearly one fifth of the entire human population.
“Indian health officials have reported 469 active cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, and 10 deaths. Officials have repeatedly insisted there is no evidence yet of localized spread but have conducted relatively scant testing for the disease. In a country where tens of millions live in dense urban areas with irregular access to clean water, experts have said local spreading is inevitable,” reports the Associated Press.
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