The Covid crisis in India is getting worse by the day with over two lakh new Covid cases in the last 24 hours to take the national toll to over 1.4 crore… India is the world’s second worst-hit country with over 1.5 lakh new cases for the fifth straight day.. With new cases hitting a fresh high almost every day, India is currently climbing the second wave of Covid-19 infections at a much faster rate than the first. The second wave is also much taller than the first wave at the nationwide level. The seven-day average of new cases was 133,918 on April 11. This is 1.4 times the weekly average of 93,617 India hit on September 16 last year at the peak of the first wave.
India has also became the second country to report more than 2 lakh daily cases of Covid-19. According to Union Health Ministry data, released on Thursday morning, India recorded 2,00,739 fresh cases of Covid-19 on April 14. This means that the US took 20 days at the fastest and 28 days at the slowest in moving from 1 lakh daily Covid-19 cases to 2 lakh cases. India took just 10 days.
Given the situation spiralling out of control in many states, mini lockdowns are coming back. While lockdowns have become a dirty word and literally nobody wants them, are they the only solution?
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