May 1, 2020 / 1:29 PM / a month ago

India extends lockdown by two weeks, but loosens measures in lower-risk areas

FILE PHOTO: People wait to receive free food at an industrial area, during an extended nationwide lockdown to slow the spreading of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in New Delhi, India, April 23, 2020. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

MUMBAI (Reuters) - India said on Friday it would extend its nationwide lockdown for another two weeks after May 4, but would allow “considerable relaxations” in lower-risk districts marked as green and orange zones under the government’s plan to fight the novel coronavirus.

Reporting by Devjyot Ghoshal; Editing by Toby Chopra

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