India restarts factories, farming in rural areas even as coronavirus cases rise

India restarts factories, farming in rural areas even as coronavirus cases rise

Channel NewsAsia - Asia·2020-04-20 18:06

A worker wearing a protective face mask cleans a machine inside an undergarment factory after it was re-opened after a weeks-long shutdown to slow the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Kolkata, India, April 20, 2020. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

NEW DELHI: Some shops and businesses opened in rural India on Monday (Apr 20) as part of a staggered exit from a weeks-long lockdown that has left millions out of work and short of food, while coronavirus infections rose by more than 1,500 over the previous day.

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