As of May 15, India recorded 85,784 cases of Covid-19, surpassing the total number of cases in China and becoming the new hot spot of the Asian pandemic.
According to data from Johns Hopkins University, India is the 11th country in the world on corona virus infection. Specifically, the total number of new infections in China has surpassed the figure in China of 84,038 cases.
This movement shows that the nationwide blockade order, effective March 25, is still limited. After nearly 2 months of people being forced to stay home, the epidemic in India showed no sign of slowing down like in Italy, Spain or the place of the outbreak – Wuhan (China).
The rate of new infections every day in India is increasing amid nearly 1.3 billion people not allowed to go out. In particular, many people have to live crowded in urban areas, slums, making social distance become impossible.
As the cost of the blockade continues to rise, Prime Minister Narendra Modi begins to relax restrictions in some areas. But this move could cause people to cross-infection and increase the number of new infections.
Although India has not yet reached its peak, the central and local governments have arranged hundreds of thousands of quarantine beds and tens of thousands of intensive care beds to serve the epidemic prevention.
Due to careful preparation, India’s weak health system has “reversed the tide”, keeping the number of deaths lower than China. But the shortage of test suites makes many experts fear India has not yet fully detected the number of cases.