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Lockdown, Day 49: Cost of a week spent home

Ever wonder how much closing down factories for a week could cost? India found out today. The country's industrial production witnessed a record low of - 16.7% in March. PM Modi announced a nation-wide lockdown on March 25.

That's not all. In April alone, the lockdown cost 27 million youth their jobs. However, things are slowly beginning to look up, as more and more industries start back up in May.

Here are the latest updates from today:

    Indore case count crosses 2,000-mark
    Tamil Nadu reports 716 new cases; state's tally now 8,718
    Jharkhand reports another case, total count mounts to 161
    Kerala reports 5 new cases. The state's total case count is at 529
    Karnataka case count reaches 925
    362 new cases in Gujarat takes state tally to 8904
    Nagpur cases climb to 300; Maharashtra now has 23,401 cases
    Bihar reports 12 more cases; state tally rises to 761
    Rajasthan case count crosses 4,000-mark
    Delhi reports 406 new cases; tally rises to 7,639

Tally Toll Tally Toll
4,178,156 286,353 70,756 2,293

    HC dismisses plea for door to door testing in Mumbai
    575 "shramik special" trains operated by Indian Railways
    Railways makes installing Aarogya Setu mobile app 'mandatory' for travel
    Maharashtra allows home delivery of alcohol, but to those with a permit
    Air India HQ sealed after employee tests positive

    IIP at record low, shrinks 16.7 per cent in March
    CPI not compiled for April 2020
    Sensex stages 526 points recovery
    Finance Ministry releases Rs 6,195 crore to 14 states
    PSBS sanctions loans worth Rs 6 lakh crores in 2 months
    Bandhan Bank Q4 profit declines 29% QoQ
    Urban Company sees revenue soar 103% in FY20
    ArcelorMittal offers $2 bln of shares, convertibles at discount
    Maruti Suzuki restarts its Manesar plant
    Hyatt to lay off 1,300 employees

    Saudi Aramco profit falls 25%
    Toyota profit nose-dives 86%
    Singapore eases restrictions, allows some businesses to reopen
    US death toll passes 80,000
    Wuhan to test entire population after new virus cluster
    China reports no new domestic cases after weekend spike
    Coronavirus vaccine may never be found says UK PM Boris Johnson
    Pakistan's case count tops 31,000
    Tesla tells California staff to return to work, in defiance of county orders