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India’s daily coronavirus cases at about 20,000 as some cities extend lockdowns

CHENNAI/GUWAHATI — Several Indian cities prepared to extend their lockdowns to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus on Tuesday, as daily cases in the country remained close to 20,000.

India reported 18,522 new cases over the previous 24 hours, according to federal health data released on Tuesday, down slightly from Sunday’s record of 19,906.

With more than 550,000 total infections, India lags only the United States, Brazil and Russia in total cases.

More than 16,000 people have died in India – a low figure when compared with countries with similar numbers of cases – though experts fear its hospitals will be unable to cope with a steep rise in cases.

India on Wednesday enters what Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called “Unlock 2.0,” with many curbs on movement relaxed, though schools, cinemas, gyms and bars will remain shut.

But some states have imposed their own lockdowns in cities where there have been significant outbreaks.

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