India extends COVID-19 lockdown for two weeks with some easing of restrictions


Reuters/Files The Indian government said Friday that their coronavirus lockdown, which it claims to be the world’s biggest, would be extended for two weeks beyond May 4, but with some easing of restrictions ? including for alcohol. The lockdown imposed near the end of March has caused misery for millions of workers in India’s vast informal sector and dealt a major blow to Asia’s third-biggest economy.