Migrant workers from other states trying to return to their homes stand in a queue as they wait for the transfer to a railway station in Ahmedabad [Ajit Solanki/AP Photo]

Coronavirus cases in India reached 100,000 on Tuesday, a day after the government extended the lockdown even as the rate of increase of new infections showed little sign of slowing.

India’s worst affected areas include the financial hub of Mumbai, capital New Delhi, southern state of Tamil Nadu and the western state of Gujarat. The nationwide lockdown, the world’s largest affecting 1.3 billion people, was on Monday extended until the end of May.


The pandemic has killed nearly 319,000 people worldwide, with more than 4.8 million confirmed cases, while recoveries have surpassed 1.7

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