Mumbai, March 19 -- The Sensex crashed below the 29,000-level, closing 1,709.58 points, or 5.59%, lower at 28,869.51, while the Nifty dived 498.25 points, or 5.56%, to end at 8,468.80 on Wednesday as the coronavirus pandemic maintained its grip on global markets.p15

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