India Tests Out a Nationwide One-Day Coronavirus Shutdown

NEW DELHI—India attempted a one-working day nationwide shutdown on Sunday, hoping to sluggish the spread…

NEW DELHI—India attempted a one-working day nationwide shutdown on Sunday, hoping to sluggish the spread of the coronavirus and give citizens and policy makers a flavor of how the large, boisterous democracy would behave below unparalleled limits.

During the 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. lockdown—dubbed the “people’s curfew” by Key Minister Narendra Modi when he unveiled it—people ended up questioned to remain in their houses and most companies ended up shut. The limits ended up voluntary, but each individual state was questioned to do what it could to support citizens…