Pandemic in South Asia: A Million-Corona-cases in India

Asia's third largest economy, has reported on Thursday for the first time, more than a Million Corona-Infected. The test rate leads to the assumption that the

Pandemic in South Asia: A Million-Corona-cases in India

Asia's third largest economy, has reported on Thursday for the first time, more than a Million Corona-Infected. The test rate leads to the assumption that the true number of infected is in India much higher: Of its nearly 1.4 billion people, India has tested so far, only 13 million. On Wednesday, the subcontinent 968.876 had been reported Infected, an increase from 32.695 cases within just 24 hours.

Christoph Hein

Economics correspondent for South Asia/Pacific, based in Singapore.

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In only six weeks has been a fivefold increase in the number of Corona-sick in India, and is second only to those in Brazil and America. However, contagions and deaths in India rising significantly faster than in any other hard-to-affected country. Among other things, the industry imposed by the city Pune and the data processing metropolis of Bangalore, in the numerous German companies such as Daimler centres operate a curfew.

"Only God can help us"

The new rules in individual cities and States to allow the supply chains are completely messed up, claims industry representative. B. Sriramulu, Minister President of the state of Karnataka, said in Bangalore: "Only God can help us, but we protect to ourselves."

The has, of all things, folded up in a Slum, Dharavi in the city of Bombay (Mumbai) excellent: The poor showed a lot more disciplined than many citizens of the middle and upper classes. Thanks to the tremendous efforts of many relief organizations, the number of victims in the flagship Slum remained manageable. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the Director-General of the world health organization (WHO), gave him the accolade: "Dharavi offers the world an Inspiration of how to limit the spread of the pandemic."

Rigorous Testing, guaranteed food rations and medicine, and the Monitoring of door-to-door Dharavi saved. Prime Minister Narendra modi will on 15. August, at 74. Holiday of independence, an Indian vaccine of Bharat Biotech against Corona present. Running Tests, experts believe but the goal is unrealistic and even dangerous.

modes had been tried, the disease at the expense of the economy and the poor reduce: at the end of March he had imposed barring a week-long output. The business climate index is at its lowest level for eleven years. Bank of America says for 2020, a Minus of 7.5 per cent previously.

Updated Date: 17 July 2020, 08:20

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