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India hits 20 million coronavirus cases as pressure mounts on Modi to declare national lockdown

India’s total Covid-19 caseload soared past 20 million on Tuesday, official data showed as the pandemic continued to wreak havoc in the country’s hospitals.In the past 24 hours, India added 357,229 cases, taking the total to 20.3 million, according to the health ministry. Deaths rose 3,449 to 222,408. Many experts suspect the true number is much higher.Two weeks ago, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi called on states to only consider lockdowns “as the last option”. Now everyone from his…

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