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India extends lockdown in high-risk zones

Restaurants, malls to reopen from June 8 except in hot spot

A healthcare worker checks a boy's temperature with an infrared thermometer at a camp in Dharavi, one of Asia's largest slums, during an extended lockdown to slow the spread of the coronavirus in India.   © Reuters

NEW DELHI (Reuters) -- India extended its coronavirus lockdown until June 30 in high-risk zones but permitted restaurants, malls and religious buildings to reopen elsewhere from June 8 despite a record high number of cases detected nationwide on Saturday.

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