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People practicing social distancing wait in a queue to enter a market during the nationwide lockdown imposed to curb the spread of novel coronavirus, in Kolkata.

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People stand in a queue to collect food from volunteers during the nationwide COVID-19 lockdown, in Surat.

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People maintain social distance as they make purchases at Ghazipur wholesale vegetable market during the nationwide lockdown in wake of the coronavirus pandemic, in New Delhi.

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People following social-distancing guidelines wait in queues outside a government store to collect free ration under Pradhan Mantri Gareeb Kalyan Anna Yojna, during ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Lucknow.

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Mime artist Chitta Ranjan Satpathy stands on a graffiti and performs a silent play to make people aware on coronavirus, during a nationwide lockdown, in Bhubaneswar.

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A worker paints circles on a street at Dakshinpuri market of South Delhi during a nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus, in New Delhi.

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People maintain social distance as they stand in a queue to buy grocery during a nationwide lockdown in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, in Kolkata.

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People maintain social distance as they wait in a queue outside shop to buy essential items from market at Vaishali, Ghaziabad in during a nationwide lockdown in the wake of coronavirus pandemic.

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People maintain social distancing while buying fish at a market during nationwide lockdown in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, in Bhubaneswar.

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People maintain social distancing while standing in queues to buy essential items from shops at Ghaziabad. UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath announced that the state will be sealing off 15 districts starting from midnight today.

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People maintain social distancing while standing in queues to buy essential items from shops at Ghaziabad. UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath announced that the state will be sealing off 15 districts starting from midnight today.

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People maintain social distancing while standing in queues to buy essential items from shops at Ghaziabad. UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath announced that the state will be sealing off 15 districts starting from midnight today.

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People stand in painted circles to maintain safe distance and collect essential food items during the nationwide lockdown imposed in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, in Patna.

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Women maintain a safe distance, in wake of the coronavirus pandemic, as they wait in a queue outside a bank during the nationwide lockdown, in Srinagar.

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A BMC medical staff instruct people to maintain one hand distance at Shiv Shakti Nagar slum in Colaba during lockdown to control the spread of the new coronavirus, in Mumbai.

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People maintain social distance as they wait in a queue at a distribution centre to receive essential goods during a nationwide lockdown, in the wake of coronavirus outbreak, in Mathura.

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Women stand in marked circles to maintain social distance as they wait outside a bank in Srinagar.

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People maintain social distancing while standing in queues to buy essential items from shops at APMC market, during ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Navi Mumbai.

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People leave their bags and personal belongings on a ground to maintain social distance while standing in a queue to collect essential food materials during a nationwide lockdown in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, in Kolkata.

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Residents put placards and boards with messages prohibiting the entry of visitors at the entrance of their colony, during the nationwide lockdown in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, in Prayagraj.

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People maintain social distance as they stand in a queue to receive free ration during a nationwide lockdown in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, in Prayagraj.

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Beneficiaries stand in a queue, maintaining social distancing, to collect ration at state government PDS ration centre during the nationwide lockdown amid coronavirus outbreak, in Bhubaneswar.

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A physically challenged pavement dwellers, standing at a marked distance, waits to collect foods from CRPF personnel during the nationwide lockdown imposed to contain the coronavirus pandemic, in Kolkata.

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People secure their places by keeping their belongings in various circles painted for maintaining social distancing while waiting to collect food, being distributed at a Ramakrishna Mission branch, during the nationwide lockdown imposed to contain the coronavirus pandemic, in New Delhi.

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People line up to buy grocery during lockdown as a precautionary measure against COVID-19 in Hyderabad.

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Tables and chairs are taped for the social distancing law enforcement to help curb the spread of the coronavirus at a Starbucks coffee shop in Hong Kong.

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People maintain social distance as they stand outside a chemist shop during day-4 of a nationwide lockdown, imposed in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, in Mumbai.

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Locals maintain social distance as they stand in a queue to buy vegetables during a nationwide lockdown, imposed in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, in Shimla.

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Vagabonds maintain social distance as they wait for a bus during a nationwide lockdown imposed in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, in Kolkata.

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Ration shop vendors provide ration though a long PVC pipe strapped to the table to ensure there is no waste of supply and minimises contact between the shop owner and recipient, in Thiruvananthapuram.

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People maintain social distance as they stand in a queue to buy grocery items during day-4 of a nationwide lockdown, imposed in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, at Chembur in Mumbai

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Civic workers mark positions for maintaining physical distance at market place in Mumbai.

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People maintain social distance as they stand in a queue to collect food, distributed by a police personnel, during day-3 of a nationwide lockdown, imposed in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, in Prayagraj.

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Locals maintain social distance as they stand in a queue to buy vegetables, supplied by the State Food Supply department, during day-3 of a nationwide lockdown, imposed in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, at Ganeshguri in Guwahati.

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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee draws circles to create awareness about maintaining social distance, in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, during her visit to various markets following nationwide lockdown, in Kolkata.

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People maintain social distance as they stand outside a grocery store during nation-wide lockdown in wake of coronavirus pandemic, in Howrah

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People maintain social distance as they stand outside a chemist shop during day-2 of a nationwide lockdown, imposed in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, in Kolkata.

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People maintain social distance in a queue to collect LPG cylinders from a godown, during the nationwide lockdown in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, at Matunga in Mumbai.

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People maintain social distance as they stand in a queue to collect passes for essential services during day-2 of a nationwide lockdown, imposed in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, at Tirupati in Chittoor.

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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath chairs a meeting with officials maintain social distancing in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, at CM residence, in Lucknow.

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Stranded passengers stand in a queue to buy bus tickets during day-2 of a nationwide lockdown, imposed in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, in Jammu.

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People maintain social distance as they stand outside a chemist shop during day-2 of a nationwide lockdown, imposed in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, in Varanasi.

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People maintain social distance as they stand outside a chemist shop during day-2 of a nationwide lockdown, imposed in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, in Moradabad.

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Locals maintain social distance as they stand outside a diary store during day-2 of a nationwide lockdown, imposed in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, in Ghaziabad.

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People maintain social distance as they wait outside a grocery shop during a 21-day nationwide lockdown in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, in Ranchi.

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People maintain social distance as they stand outside Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) office to procure curfew passes for movement in the Capital, during lockdown amid coronavirus pandemic, in East Delhi.

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People standing in the marked boxes for social distancing at grocery store during a 21-day nationwide lockdown in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, in Mumbai.

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People standing in the marked boxes for social distancing at grocery store during a 21-day nationwide lockdown in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, in Mumbai.

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People standing in the marked boxes for social distancing at Medical store during a 21-day nationwide lockdown in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, in Mumbai.

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Customers maintain social distance as they stand in a queue outside Kendriya Bhandar to buy essential items during a 21-day nationwide lockdown in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, in New Delhi.

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People maintain social distance as they wait outside a chemist shop during a 21-day nationwide lockdown in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, at Girgaon in Mumbai.

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People maintain social distance as they stand near a tractor trolley to buy vegetables, during a 21-day nationwide lockdown imposed in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, in Bathinda.

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Residents maintain social distance as they stand outside a grocery store to shop for essential items, during a 21-day nationwide lockdown imposed in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, in Ahmedabad

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Customers stand one metre apart as a preventive measure against the novel coronavirus spread, while queuing up to buy vegetables, during total lockdown in Karad, Maharashtra

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People maintain social distance as they queue up outside a super-market to buy essential items, during the 21-day total lockdown, in the wake of novel coronavirus pandemic, in Faridabad.

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People stand in a queue outside a chemist shop while maintaining social distancing, during a nationwide lockdown in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, in New Delhi.

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People stand in marked positions to buy essential commodities from a grocery store in Mumbai.The world's largest democracy went under the world's biggest lockdown Wednesday, with India's 1.3 billion people ordered to stay home in a bid to stop the coronavirus pandemic from spreading and overwhelming its fragile health care system as it has done elsewhere. For most people, the new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia and death.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi chairs a cabinet meeting as ministers maintain social distancing in the wake of coronavirus pandemic.

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