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Bloomberg Quicktake: Now published this video item, entitled “WATCH LIVE: Indian Migrant Workers Rush Home Amid New Delhi Lockdown | Top News” – below is their description.
(Apr. 20) (Apr. 20) Thousands of Indian migrant workers rush to catch a ride home, hours after New Delhi announced a week-long lockdown.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi cautioned the country to show restraint during the second wave of coronavirus infections “that has come like a storm.”
India has seen an explosive surge in number of Covid-19 cases over the last month, with a 7-day-average of more than 200,000 cases per day.
Many migrant workers were seen crowding bus stations in New Delhi to leave town on Tuesday.
However, Modi has asked people to stay where they are, and help in saving the country from another lockdown so the economy is not adversely affected.
He also re-announced the opening of vaccinations to people over the age of 18 after May 1 and said half of the vaccines produced in India will be given to Indian states and hospitals.
Total COVID-19 cases in India have gone past the 15 million mark, making the country the second worst affected by the pandemic after United States.
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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)
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In This Story: India
It has an exceptionally diverse population, with Hindus, Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains and other religions speaking over 21 recognised languages.
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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.
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In This Story: New Delhi
New Delhi is the capital of India and an administrative district of NCT Delhi. New Delhi is also the seat of all three branches of the government of India, hosting the Rashtrapati Bhavan, Parliament House, and the Supreme Court of India. Delhi itself is often considered as a hub for international trade.