New Delhi, Aug. 25 -- Anonymized location data collected by Google from millions of cellphones suggests that Indians are still wary of going out, five months into the pandemic, pointing to a long and difficult path to economic recovery.

While there has been a gradual improvement in activity levels from 1 June because of easing of the nationwide curbs, localized lockdowns across states have slowed down the progress, according to Google's covid-19 community mobility report that maps mobility trends across retail and recreation, grocery and pharmacy, transport hubs, parks, workplaces and residential areas.

India began gradually unlocking its economy in phases on 8 June, allowing more economic activities as part of a plan to revive growth. ...