NEW DELHI, India 

Despite a complete lockdown, coronavirus cases in India continued to rise Friday.

The third day of the lockdown saw a rise to 116 in new cases. At 121, India saw the highest surge in infections Wednesday, the first day of the lockdown confining 1.3 billion people indoors.

According to John Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center in the U.S., India reported 887 cases, including 20 deaths.

In an exclusive interview with Anadolu Agency, Dr. T. Jacob John, India’s leading virologist, who formerly headed the Indian Council for Medical Research’s Centre for Advanced Research in Virology, talks about the flaws

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