India struggles with coronavirus shutdown; Pakistan cases hit 1,000
Wednesday, 25 March 2020
By Sanjeev Miglani and Nivedita Bhattacharjee NEW DELHI/BENGALURU (Reuters) - India woke up on Wednesday to a sweeping lockdown of its 1.3 billion people, one of the world's most ambitious efforts to fight the coronavirus, but the order didn't stop crowds of people thronging to stock up at grocery shops and chemists. India's tally of 536 cases and nine deaths seems tiny compared with those in China, Italy and Spain, but Prime Minister Narendra Modi and health experts have warned that the world's second most populous country faces a tidal wave of infections if tough steps are not taken. Modi ordered the three-week shutdown in a speech to the nation on Tuesday...
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