Indian state announces sweeping new Covid restrictions amid increasing infections

Maharashtra, the Indian state worst affected by the coronavirus, has announced sweeping new restrictions amid a wave of Covid-19 infections.

Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray stopped short of calling it a lockdown, but said for the next 15 days, only essential services would function.

Thackeray says gatherings of more than four and non-essential travel on public transport would be banned.

He also acknowledged the need for more oxygen, saying supplies would be sought through the military.