India’s most populous city inches closer to shutdown
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.