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Deserted streets, fleeing workers threaten Indian oil demand

Police officials stand near the Taj Mahal Hotel during a weekend lockdown in Mumbai, India, on April 10, 2021. Foto: Bloomberg/Dhiraj Singh Vehicles travel past the Municipal Corp. head office building during a weekend lockdown in Mumbai, India, on April 10, 2021. Foto: Bloomberg/Dhiraj Singh

The usually teeming streets of India's commercial capital of Mumbai looked more like a scene from a post-apocalyptic movie last weekend, an ominous sign for energy demand in the world's third-biggest oil importer.

On Marine Drive, which overlooks the Arabian Sea, the regular hustle and bustle was completely absent, while Dr. Dadabhai Naoroji Road, a thoroughfare that runs past one of the world's busiest railway stations, was also eerily empty...

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