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    India Is the Latest to Lock Down

    "This is the only way to save India." So said Prime Minister Narendra Modi while ordering his country's 1.3 billion citizens to stay inside for three weeks in an effort to fight coronavirus. But it remains unclear how effective the measure — the largest in world history — will be, especially considering nearly one-third of the population is thought to live in slums with little or no access to running water.

    What other challenges does India face? Experts say it's not testing enough people, which suggests its mere 500 confirmed cases are just a fraction of those infected.

    Check out this OZY feature about South Asia's COVID-19 time bomb.

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