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All private workplaces in Mumbai barring grocers, pharmacies and other essential services have been ordered to close until 31 March. It is the closest an Indian city has come to a complete shutdown.

Schools, colleges, malls and cinema halls have already closed in both Mumbai and other Indian cities.

There are now 47 active Covid-19 cases in Maharashtra, the state where Mumbai is located. India overall has 206 infections.

Mumbai contributes 6% of India’s GDP and 30% of its income tax revenue.

SOURCE: AGENCIES

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