NEW DELHI — India’s lockdown of over 1 billion people was extended Friday by two weeks to fight the spread of the coronavirus that has led to more than 1,150 deaths across the country.
This is the second extension of the shutdown initially imposed for three weeks on March 25 and then extended until Sunday. Friday’s extension will run until May 17.
While announcing the extension, the Ministry of Home Affairs also issued new guidelines to regulate activities during this period, with certain districts of the country given colors — red, green and orange — based on contagion risk. Red