India announces 21-day nationwide lockdown to battle coronavirus
March 24, 2020 | 6:56 PM
by Times News Service
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New Delhi: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday announced a nationwide lockdown which will be mandatorily imposed for 21 days.

In his televised address to the nation, Modi said his government’s priority is to save the life of every Indian. "Certainly, the country will have to bear the economic cost of this lockdown. But every government's priority is to save the life of every Indian at this time," PM Modi added.

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