WORLD India nationwide lockdown extended until May 3: Modi

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India nationwide lockdown extended until May 3: Modi

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12:55, April 14, 2020

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A coronavirus isolation centre in Mumbai, in Maharashtra state -- one of the worst hit in India. (Photo: AFP)

India's nationwide lockdown, the biggest imposed in the world over the coronavirus pandemic, will be extended until at least May 3, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Tuesday.

The current three-week-old lockdown of the nation of 1.3 billion people had been scheduled to end at midnight Tuesday.

"From the economic angle, we have paid a big price," Modi said in a nationwide address. "But the lives of the people of India are far more valuable."

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