While 517 coronavirus cases were seen in India, 9 people died. The New Delhi administration banned citizens from leaving their homes for 21 days across the country to prevent the spread of the outbreak.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his speech addressing the public about the coronavirus epidemic, announced the decision they made. “I want you to stay where you are, wherever you are in the country,” said Modi, saying that citizens are not allowed to leave their homes for 3 weeks from midnight to protect India and Indians.
21-day street ban in India:
There are currently 40,000 artificial respiration devices in the country. While an isolation bed falls for 84 thousand people, a doctor corresponds to 11 thousand 600 people. More than 1.8 million people are being followed across the country on the grounds that they show signs of coronavirus. About 17,000 tests have been carried out in India so far, and the number of infected people is concerned.
Prime Minister Modi emphasized that keeping social distance is the only option to stay safe and stop the virus, asked the public to stay away from each other and said: “If we cannot manage this outbreak in the next 21 days, the country and your family will go back 21 years. Many families will perish forever if we cannot manage the next 21 days. ”
People flocked to the markets:
These statements of Modi caused panic in the country. People flocking to the streets formed a long queue in front of markets to meet their basic food needs. The prime minister of India stated that the central government and states are working together to provide basic needs and that $ 2 billion has been allocated to strengthen the infrastructure of the health sector.
“If too many people are affected by the coronavirus at the same time, there will be a lot of pressure on the health system, which will result in more pressure in a high-populated, low-resource country,” Rupam Bhattacharya of the University of Michigan said. He added that India could go to the final collapse.