My previous article about India’s fight against Corona was written during Apr 2020, at the time India was doing extremely well by way of early lock-down with strict guidelines by the Government.
People of India also supported the Government with their disciplined attitude and stayed at home to contain the spread of virus.
The virus started spreading fast when India opening up the economy. Now India is at a place where no country would like to. Yeah India took 5th position among the worst hit countries by beating Italy and Spain.
The only consolation is India’s mortality rate is still lowest among the worst hit countries.
What happened to India? There are lot of aspects that contributed its present condition.
After lock down, suddenly the migrant workers started to migrate to their home town due to loss of their livelihood. Government did not anticipate this. They started moving in large groups to their home state without bothering about social distancing.
Government’s decision to open liquor shops also triggered the spread as crowd gathered in large numbers to buy liquor.
Evacuation of Indians who got stuck in various countries also one of the reason for the spread.
In some states people flouted lock down guidelines that resulted in fast spread of the virus. People think that just wearing mask they can live a normal life that existed before Covid19. This is absolutely wrong. Keeping social distance also as important as wearing a mask
It is really pathetic that India opened its economy when the virus spread at its peak.
In fact, I felt safe to go out when lock down was there. But now I am really afraid to step down when everything is opened up.
I wish people of India continue to observe the lock down guidelines strictly even after opening up that will certainly help to slow down the spread.