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Episode 794 March 24, 2020

What the coronavirus lockdown in Indian states and districts entails

In a slew of extraordinary measures, authorities have announced a complete lockdown of 75 districts in 22 states and Union Territories. Abantika Ghosh, explains what does this lockdown, to stop the spread of the coronavirus epidemic means for all of us, how will it be enforced and what essential services are allowed. Next, Dev Lewis, an Indian citizen who is a Yenchin Fellow in Shanghai, explains what the lockdown there was like, and how life is returning to a “new normal”(7:55). Last, Avishek Dastidar details why domestic trains and other public transport have been suspended (20:35).


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What the coronavirus lockdown in Indian states and districts entailsIn a slew of extraordinary measures, authorities have announced a complete lockdown of 75 districts in 22 states and Union Territories. Abantika Ghosh, explains what does this lockdown, to stop the spread of the coronavirus epidemic means for all of us, how will it be enforced and what essential services are allowed. Next, Dev Lewis, an Indian citizen who is a Yenchin Fellow in Shanghai, explains what the lockdown there was like, and how life is returning to a "new normal"(7:55). Last, Avishek Dastidar details why domestic trains and other public transport have been suspended (20:35). You can follow us and leave us feedback on Facebook and Twitter @expresspodcasts, or send us an email at podcasts@indianexpress.com. If you like this show, please subscribe and leave us a review wherever you get your podcasts, so other people can find us. You can also find us on http://www.indianexpress.com/audio.