Squats and sticks | Indian police punish coronavirus lockdown violators

Police officers were seen using batons and forcing people to do squats as punishment on the streets of Patna, capital of Bihar, on Sunday for violating the coronavirus lockdown. In the state of Bihar, 85 people were sent to jail and 3,615 vehicles were impounded. “Our country is going through a disaster that is coronavirus. … Read more Squats and sticks | Indian police punish coronavirus lockdown violators

Coronavirus: Indian migrant workers sprayed with disinfectant amid mass exodus from cities

Concerns about the use of disinfectant via hose on migrant workers in India: Video footage shows Indian health workers spraying disinfectant on a group of migrant workers, amid fears that a large scale movement of people from cities to the countryside risks spreading the coronavirus widely. The prime minister, Narendra Modi, has ordered the country’s … Read more Coronavirus: Indian migrant workers sprayed with disinfectant amid mass exodus from cities

India PM Narendra Modi seeks forgiveness for virus lockdown

CGTN, the Chinese state funded broadcaster, picked up this story about Indian PM, Modi, seeking forgiveness for the Covid-19 lockdown happening in the country. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi apologized to the country on Sunday for hardships caused by the nationwide lockdown. Modi’s apology came after he imposed a three-week lockdown that started on Wednesday. … Read more India PM Narendra Modi seeks forgiveness for virus lockdown

India’s Poor Flee Cities in Mass Exodus During Coronavirus Lockdown

In small groups and large crowds, through inner-city lanes and down interstate highways, hundreds of thousands of India’s poorest are slowly making a desperate journey on foot back to their villages in a mass exodus unseen since the days immediately after India’s independence in 1947. For many, it’s a matter of life and death. Prime … Read more India’s Poor Flee Cities in Mass Exodus During Coronavirus Lockdown

Thousands mob New Delhi bus terminal after lockdown announced

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi ordered the country’s 1.3 billion people to remain indoors until April 15 saying that was the only hope to stop the epidemic. But the order has left millions of impoverished Indians jobless and hungry. Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba told Reuters partner, ANI, that there was no plan to extend the … Read more Thousands mob New Delhi bus terminal after lockdown announced

Seychelles sets up protection for 30 percent of surrounding sea

Seychelles is setting up protection zones for marine life in its waters. This covers 30 percent of marine life and waters surrounding the 150 islands in the Indian Ocean. Al Jazeera’s Victoria Gatenby explains. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish – Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera – Check our … Read more Seychelles sets up protection for 30 percent of surrounding sea

Is India more proactive in fighting the coronavirus than the US?

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi ordered a 21-day lockdown of the world’s second most populous country on March 24, following China’s example to halt the spread of coronavirus that has infected tens of thousands across the world. Some people say that India has been more proactive in fighting the coronavirus than the US. ‘But there … Read more Is India more proactive in fighting the coronavirus than the US?

COVID-19 | Indian police goes hard on curfew breakers

Russia Today reported on an Indian police officer who was apparently quite strongly applying the curfew, intended to keep people in their homes to avoid the spread of Covid-19 in the country. Indians struggled to comply with the world’s largest #coronavirus #lockdown on Wednesday as the government began the huge task of keeping 1.3 billion … Read more COVID-19 | Indian police goes hard on curfew breakers

Coronavirus – Covid-19: life under lockdown begins for India’s billion-plus population

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi ordered a 21-day lockdown of the world’s second most populous country on March 24, following China’s example to halt the spread of coronavirus that has infected tens of thousands across the world. Story by Jean-Emile Jammine. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest … Read more Coronavirus – Covid-19: life under lockdown begins for India’s billion-plus population

COVID-19 | India goes into complete lockdown for 21 days – Modi

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced that the country will go into complete #lockdown for a period of 21 days beginning on Wednesday after midnight. “If we are not able to manage the upcoming 21 days, we will be pushed back 21 years,” Modi said. At present, #India has recorded over 519 cases of … Read more COVID-19 | India goes into complete lockdown for 21 days – Modi