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India extends lockdown by two weeks, but loosens measures in lower-risk areas

Migrant workers, who were stranded in the central state of Madhya Pradesh due to a lockdown imposed by the government to prevent the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), sit in a bus as they wait to leave for their home town, after they arrived in Prayagraj, India, May 1, 2020. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash

MUMBAI (Reuters) - India said on Friday it would extend its nationwide lockdown for another two weeks after May 4, but would allow “considerable relaxations” in lower-risk districts marked as green and orange zones under the government’s plan to fight the novel coronavirus.

Reporting by Devjyot Ghoshal; Editing by Toby Chopra

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