India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has extended lockdown restrictions until May 3.
Coronavirus infections have now topped 10,000, with more than 300 reported deaths. In a country of 1.3 billion people, where millions live in dense slums with limited access to healthcare, health experts warn that a widespread outbreak could be catastrophic.
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