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Indian Prime Minister Mr. Modi Enables Fight Against COVID-19

Indian Prime Minister Mr. Modi addressed the nation on the evolving risk faced by the nation due to COVID-19, the novel coronavirus. Recommends social distancing and self-imposed Janta curfew on Sundays between 7 am and 9 pm. The key recommendation includes people to avoid venturing outside the home unnecessarily, including hospital visits. The formation of a task force under the finance ministry to counter the economic pitfalls of COVID-19 seems a welcome move. The PM urged Indians to show compassion and appreciation for the efforts of caretakers with a cameo coming Sunday at 5 pm. The cameo is based on lines of the Italian video posted sometime back (recommended by WHO) on Insights by The middle Road. Although initiatives seen as a step forward, it is still not a game-changer in terms of the imposition of an outright curfew across India including a mandatory closure of all offices in India for the next two weeks.

Although initiatives seen as a step forward, it is still not a game-changer in terms of the imposition of an outright curfew across India including a mandatory closure of all offices in India for the next two weeks. One of the key insights shared by WHO is the inflection point of 100 COVID-19 cases which serves as a trigger point for exponential growth among the population. The policies stop short on the mandatory imposition of rules rather appeals to the emotive aspect of the humans. Looking at the colossal population in India, it’s a tall task to achieve. One key policy recommended by The middle Road will be to outright ban traveling between states. The Indian government is doing a rigid redemption. A rigid redemption is a slow process to prepare the country for more outright drastic measures depending on how the situation in India pans out in the next few days. The next few days are critical. 

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