The world’s second-fastest growing major economy has come to a near halt as the three-week lockdown continues. While the government has said that as of now there are no plans to extend the nationwide lockdown beyond April 15, a decision will clearly be taken based on how much the number of confirmed cases escalate over the coming days.
Some factories have closed, others have pivoted to making medical supplies. Markets are mostly shut, with only some of them selling essential items. Even for those essential items, like rice, wheat, pulses, vegetables, soaps, and others, the supply chain has been disrupted.