Coronavirus: Man, Dogs sharing spilt milk in Agra shows Lockdown Desperation

In a search for milk scattered over a road in Agra, a man and a pack of stray dogs are seen in stomach-churning visuals that speak volumes on the desperation of the country's poorest during the nationwide lockdown to contain the scattered of the deadly coronavirus pandemic.

by Niranjani Jesentha Kumari Prabagararaj

Updated: Apr 14, 2020 11:44 IST

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Heart wrenching video

The picture is on Agra's Ram Bagh Chauraha from this morning, when a large milk container overturned, sending a stream of milk down the road, just 6 km from the Taj Mahal. A man who is seen attempting to scoop up as much of it as he could in a small earthen pot was followed by a pack of dogs.

The 21-day lockdown declared last month by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, which is widely expected to be extended once it ends Tuesday, has pushed lakhs across the country into poverty and hunger.

The lockdown came almost two months after India confirmed its first case of COVID-19, and nearly three months after the virus emerged in Wuhan in China.

India's economy, which had already developed at its slowest rate in six years before the onset of the coronavirus, is expected to take on a severe hit, say economists, in the midst of the lockdown, warning that unemployment may rise to record levels.

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