A health official checks the body temperatures of passengers in Chennai. Photo: AFP

India extends coronavirus lockdown until May 31 after number of cases surges

  • The lockdown affecting 1.3 billion people – the world’s largest – has been in force since late March and has been devastating for India’s poor
  • The lockdown extension came as India recorded its biggest single-day jump in virus cases with 4,987 new infections in the last 24 hours
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A health official checks the body temperatures of passengers in Chennai. Photo: AFP
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