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Covid-19 in India: Coloured hotspots to control outbreak

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The lifting of certain lockdown restrictions has now begun across India, a nation which has endured one of the biggest coronavirus lockdowns. Narendra Modi's government has colour-coded a map of the country, dividing it into red hotspots, orange regions with less cases and green low-risk areas, where most economic activity is now allowed. But big cities like the capital remain firmly red. We take a closer look.

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