Biznextindia : It seems, the government’s measures on social distancing has started showing its effects as India records slowest increase in COVID19 cases in the last 24 hours.
According to the data compiled by the European Centre for disease prevention and control (ECDC), about 55% drop in new COVID19 cases have been reported on Tuesday. While India added 119 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, the number of new cases has dropped by 55% to 53 cases.
Similarly, another website tracking the pandemic covid91india.org indicated that the rate of growth in COVID19 cases in India has slowed down in the last two days. According to the website India has total 587 cases out of which 537 are active cases and 40 are recovered cases and 10 deaths.
According to the data provided by Ministry of Health & Family wefare, India has 519 active cases and 41 cured cases as on 25th March 9.30. Out of these 519 persons, 43 persons are foreign nationals.
India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday announced 21 day (3-week) long lockdown across India. However, several emergency services will continue to operate as usual. Modi also announced Rs.15000 Crore package for fighting against Coronavirus.
“If we cannot break the Coronavirus transmission cycle in these 21 days, the nation will go back to 21 years”, he had said during his address to the nation.
China, the worst affected country has managed to break the COVID19 transmission cycle after strict lockdown across the country. Few other countries like Singapore and Taiwan have also succeeded in controlling the virus through strict lockdown and social distancing.