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Coronavirus India pictures: India's 1.3 billion locked down

Updated : 2020-03-25 14:39:27

The number of coronavirus cases in India rose to 562 on Wednesday while the death toll due to COVID-19 in the country was revised down to nine, according to Health Ministry data. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday night decreed a 21-day lockdown across the nation of 1.3 billion people “to save India” from the coronavirus pandemic. Here are some images to how India is coping with the pandemic.

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Train Terminus wears a deserted look in Mumbai. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Train Terminus wears a deserted look in Mumbai. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)
Police and paramilitary personnel stop a scooter during lockdown amid growing concerns of coronavirus in Gauhati. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
Police and paramilitary personnel stop a scooter during lockdown amid growing concerns of coronavirus in Gauhati. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
A paramilitary soldier gestures towards a Kashmiri man during the lockdown in Srinagar. (AP Photo/ Dar Yasin)
A paramilitary soldier gestures towards a Kashmiri man during the lockdown in Srinagar. (AP Photo/ Dar Yasin)
A family, wearing face masks as a precaution from coronavirus, prays inside their house on the first day of Navratri festival in New Delhi. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
A family, wearing face masks as a precaution from coronavirus, prays inside their house on the first day of Navratri festival in New Delhi. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
A grocery shop employee, wearing a face mask as a precaution against coronavirus, calls a customer living on the second floor to come down to receive their delivery in New Delhi.  (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
A grocery shop employee, wearing a face mask as a precaution against coronavirus, calls a customer living on the second floor to come down to receive their delivery in New Delhi.  (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
A passenger walks past railway tracks at the deserted New Delhi Railway station. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
A passenger walks past railway tracks at the deserted New Delhi Railway station. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
A policeman and a civil defence person make people perform sit-ups while holding their ear lobes, as a punishment for stepping out without a valid reason during the lockdown in Ahmedabad. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)
A policeman and a civil defence person make people perform sit-ups while holding their ear lobes, as a punishment for stepping out without a valid reason during the lockdown in Ahmedabad. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)
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