India implemented a lockdown for 21 days, announced on March 24, 2020. This was after the "Janata Curfew" on March 22, 2020 - a so-called practice lockdown. Panic-buying commenced among consumers days before the lockdown was announced, much like in other countries. This lockdown was the largest in the world, restricting 1.3 billion people, extended until end of May.
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