April 13 2021 5:42pm

India’s Maharashtra state imposes 15-day lockdown to slow COVID-19 spread

India’s richest state, Maharashtra, will be under lockdown beginning Wednesday night for 15 days to slow rising COVID-19 infections, chief minister Uddhav Thackeray said on Tuesday. Maharashtra has been the country’s worst-hit state, accounting for about a quarter of its 13.5 million cases.

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