Billion-plus Indians under lockdown as virus delays Olympics

New Delhi (AFP) – India on Tuesday ordered its billion-plus population to stay inside, bringing a third of the world under lockdown as the coronavirus pandemic forced Japan to postpone the Olympics.Financial markets soared after a brutal month as the US Congress looked set to pass a stimulus bill, joining the world’s central banks in major injections of cash in the face of the crisis.Despite US President Donald Trump’s hopes that the economy will be back to normal within weeks, more governments are taking unprecedented action to stop potential virus-carriers going out and about.Just as China, …

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