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India to be in severe crisis, warns British Magazine

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

18th Mar, 2020. 10:23 am
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The Deadly Coronavirus could make India its next global hot spot, warned the British Business week.

Bloomberg reported that India could be the next international hot spot for the dread virus.

Moreover the experts have warned that India could not control it if it faces the above mentioned circumstances.

Bloomberg reported that India that is the second most south Asian populous country cannot contain measures that proved successful elsewhere in Asia may not work in India.

India so far has witnessed more than 130 infections and three deaths.

Indian Council of Medical Research announced it was boost up testing capacity to 8,000 samples a day from the current 500.

However some experts in nation of 1.3 billion people say won’t be enough to contain the spread of virus.

Other measures like widespread testing and social distancing may infeasible in cities with a high population density and rickety health infrastructure.

Moreover Prime Minister Narendra Modi said South Asian nation is doing its best to fight the spread of the virus.

A key concern in India is Maharashtra, the state with the highest urbanization in India and home to the financial capital Mumbai and benchmark stock exchange.

Maharashtra reported the biggest spread of the infection with 39 cases.

Its government has called for a virtual lockdown of cities, shuttering all public places, putting off university exams and asking government offices and private companies to ensure at least half their staff work from home.

India’s other challenge is the density of its population:

420 people live on each square kilometer (about 0.4 of a square mile), compared with 148 per square kilometer in China.

Its cities are crammed with slums and low-income housing clusters where the living conditions are tight.

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