India’s COVID-19 daily cases hold close to record, another state imposes lockdown
The latest coronavirus cases in India fell slightly on Sundays, but deaths from the infection jumped by a 3,689 record and another state is locked down because the creaky national health care system cannot deal with a huge number of cases.
In 392 488 new incidents, the authorities registered a total of 19.56 million in the last 24 hours. To date, 215,542 people have been killed by the outbreak.
The country has registered more than 300 000 cases a day, for more than 10 days, directly overwhelmed Indian hospitals, morgues and crematoriums. Many families were forced to fight for drugs and air on their own.
Alongside the Federal Government remaines hesitant to enforce a nationwide lockout, close to 10 Indian States and Union territories placed any kind of controls.
The eastern province, which has joining Delhi, Maharashtra, Karnataka and West Bengal, was the latest one to declare two weeking lockdowns. Othere have been enforced night-cutting curfews or week-end lock-outs in other States, including Uttar, Telangana, Assam, Andhra Pradesh and Rajasthan.
Sunday, the Indian Express newspaper announced that COVID 19 task force in the country has recommended a nationwide lock-out by the federal government.
Narendra Modi of India said that any attempt should be made to prevent a lockout last month. Last month
The federal government is afraid that another lock would have a disastrous economic effect. After the first COVID-19 outbreak last year, the lockout caused job losses when economic performance dropped record 24 percent from the same stretch of April-June 2020 a year before.
The government of Modi was criticised for allowing millions of often unmasked citizens in the five countries through March and April to attend religious festivals. Since then there have been regular cases in these nations.
Saturday, Reuters announced that the federal government was suspected of failing to react to an alert by its own science advisors at the beginning of March that there was a different, more infectious version.