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Sensex, Nifty fall as coronavirus cases increase

The Nifty fell 2.76% to 8,421.05 by 0345 GMT and the Sensex was 2.86% lower at 28,962.47.

Updated: Mar 30, 2020 09:52 IST

By Reuters, Reuters

Positive coronavirus cases rose above 1,000 in India as of Sunday evening (File photo)

Indian shares edged lower on Monday morning as the number of coronavirus infections in Asia’s third-largest economy showed no signs of slowing in spite of a nationwide lockdown.

The Nifty fell 2.76% to 8,421.05 by 0345 GMT and the Sensex was 2.86% lower at 28,962.47.

Positive coronavirus cases rose above 1,000 in India as of Sunday evening, government data showed, while the total number of deaths touched 27.

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