India farmers struggle amid COVID-19 lockdown

India’s lockdown is hurting its crucial farming sector, which employs about half of the country’s workforce.
A lack of workers and breakdown in supply chains has left many farmers struggling to sell their winter crops.
Al Jazeera’s Elizabeth Puranam has more from Uttar Pradesh.

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In This Story: COVID-19

Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.

Symptoms of coronavirus

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a persistent new cough (non productive, dry)
  • a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
  • shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)

Latest News about Covid-19

Below are stories from around the globe related to the 2020 outbreak of novel Coronavirus – since the WHO gave the Covid-19 naming. Most recent items are posted nearest the top.

5 Recent Items: COVID-19

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  • Foreign affairs minister says he would not rule out using the Emergencies Act to limit travel
  • Rare London snowfall brings joy during COVID-19 lockdown
  • Violation of lockdown | Orthodox Jews clash with police in Israel
  • In This Story: India

    India, officially the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia. It is the second-most populous country, the seventh-largest country by land area, and the most populous democracy in the world. New Delhi is the capital.

    It has an exceptionally diverse population, with Hindus, Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains and other religions speaking over 21 recognised languages.

    2 Recent Items: India

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  • In This Story: Lockdown

    During the 2020 Covid-19 epidemic, lockdown has come to mean the practice of attempting to control transmission of the virus by means of restricting people’s movement and activities on a broad scale, usually on a national or state-wide basis.

    3 Recent Items: Lockdown

  • Rare London snowfall brings joy during COVID-19 lockdown
  • Violation of lockdown | Orthodox Jews clash with police in Israel
  • Hong Kong locks down area in Kowloon for compulsory testing
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