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US virus expert Fauci backs calls for nationwide lockdown in India

US virus expert Fauci backs calls for nationwide lockdown in India

11/5/2021 1:02:00 AM

US virus expert Fauci backs calls for nationwide lockdown in India

NEW DELHI Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has come under renewed pressure as top White House coronavirus adviser Anthony Fauci added his voice to calls for a nationwide lockdown. The 366,161 cases and 3,754 deaths reported yesterday were off a little from recent peaks,...

EngagementsNEW DELHI Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has come under renewed pressure as top White House coronavirus adviser Anthony Fauci added his voice to calls for a nationwide lockdown.The 366,161 cases and 3,754 deaths reported yesterday were off a little from recent peaks, taking the tally to 22.66 million with 246,116 deaths.

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Dr Fauci said he has advised the Indian authorities they needed to shut down."You've got to shut down," Dr Fauci said on US network ABC on Sunday."I believe several of the Indian states have already done that, but you need to break the chain of transmission. And one of the ways to do that is to shut down."

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