India's lockdown extended by another two weeks

India's lockdown extended by another two weeks

India, home to the world's largest anti-virus lockdown, affecting 1.3 billion people has extended the measure through the end of May, after recording its biggest single-day jump in cases.

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Schools, places of worship, shopping malls, cinemas and gyms must remain closed, and domestic and international air travel will remain suspended, the home ministry said.

But in a bid to ease the economic pain, restaurants will now be allowed to operate for takeaway services. Sports complexes and stadiums are permitted to host events but without spectators.

Nepal extended its lockdown until June 2, after recording its second death.

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Both countries have been on lockdown since late March.

More than 2,000 police officers in Bangladesh have been infected with the coronavirus after tens of thousands were deployed around the country to enforce a lockdown, officials told AFP.

A police source said at least eight officers had died and 2,384 have been infected with the virus.

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