However, it isn’t as if the lockdown has reduced the level of fear among Indians of the fast-spreading virus that has killed over 40,000 across the world. If anything, the rising number of cases in India has only fueled fears further.


There are other worries, too. From economic recession and job loss to rationing of groceries and deaths among the impoverished, urban Indians have thought of various scenarios that could play out during and after the lockdown.

Younger Indians seem to be a more optimistic lot, with fewer stressing the possibility of a slump.

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