Govt blocks roads in Kashmir after emergence of first coronavirus case

India blocked roads in Kashmir on Thursday after the insurgency-torn region reported its first case of coronavirus, as several other parts of the country imposed restrictions on public gatherings in attempts to prevent its spread. Densely-populated South Asia has been slow to be hit by coronavirus compared to elsewhere in the world.

But new cases in India, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Sri Lanka are all accelerating, with the total across the region topping 500. Five people have died of the disease in the region. Authorities worry that.....

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