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'I am so afraid': India's poor face world's largest lockdown

 

April 17, 2020



The street peddler watched the prime minister's speech on a battered TV, with her family of five crowded around her in a one-room house with no toilet and no running water. It's squeezed into a Mumbai shantytown controlled by an obscure Mumbai organized crime family.

Mina Jakhawadiya knew that outside, somewhere in India, the coronavirus had arrived, wending its way through this sprawling nation of 1.3 billion people. But the invisible danger seemed far away.

Then suddenly it wasn't.

"Every state, every district, every lane, every village will be under lockdown" for three weeks, Prime Min...



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