More than 120 million people in India lost their jobs due to coronavirus

Only in April due to quarantine measures against the coronavirus 122 million people in India lost their jobs. On 6 may, reports the BBC.

The unemployment rate in India is now at a record high at 27.1%, in March this indicator was at the level of 8.7%. According to the data, unemployment rate in India is four times higher than in the US, says BBC.

Reporters noted that of the 122 million unemployed 91.3 mln were small merchants and workers of 17.8 million employees, and 18.2 million – self-employed.

Limitations in the fight against the pandemic are in India since March 25. The country stopped most of all economic activities, except for hospitals, pharmacies, food stores. The government began to ease restrictions in some areas that registered the lowest number of infected, however, where we confirmed a significant number of patients COVID-19, still has a strict curfew.

The restrictions in India must end may 17, however, in some regions they are already extended.

According to data from the American Johns Hopkins University, India 53 thousand confirmed cases of infection with coronavirus, 1787 died. In the world the number of patients exceeded 3.75 million people, more than 1.24 million recovered, almost 264 thousand died.

On the outbreak of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 first reported by the Chinese authorities in December 2019. March 11, 2020, the who announced the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

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