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PM Modi says virus status ‘critical,’ warns of carelessness

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi says the country’s coronavirus death rate is under control, but that the country is at a “critical juncture.” Modi made the comments in a speech on Tuesday, his sixth since the pandemic began. They come as India reports nearly 570,000 infections and over 16,000 deaths. In India, the world’s fourth-worst affected country, cases have shot up since the end of a 10-week lockdown in early June. While some restrictions remain, many industries and businesses have reopened, and Indians have cautiously returned to the streets.

Associated Press

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