MEA: India Would Have Reported More Than 8 Lakh Cases Without Lockdown

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The Ministry of External Affairs surprised everyone by saying that if there had not been a 21-day lockdown, 8 lakh people would have been affected by this infection in India.

But the Health Ministry has denied this, saying that no such study has been done, there is no such report.

According to a report in the Indian Express, Foreign Secretary (West) Vikas Swaroop claimed in a press briefing that if the social distancing measures were not adopted, the reproductive rate of the virus would have been 2.5 people per day, reducing it by 75 percent due to lockdown This rate came down to 0.625 persons per day.

Vikas Swarup further said that by April 15, the number of people infected with a corona in the country would have been 8,20,000 if there was no lockdown. He later also said that he was saying this based on a study and report of the Indian Council of Medical Research.

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But later Luv Aggarwal, a senior health ministry official, denied it. He clearly stated that there is no such report.

The number of people infected with Coronavirus in India has increased to 7,447. According to the Union Health Ministry, so far 239 people have died due to the virus in India. 642 patients have also been cured.

If lockdown was not implemented in India, then the nation would have reported 8.20 lakh cases till 15 April. In a conversation with foreign media personnel, the Ministry of External Affairs officer Vikas Swaroop presented this data. India is under lockdown for 21 days till 14 April. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said: “I know that some countries are already planning the transition out of stay-at-home restrictions. At the same time, lifting restrictions too quickly could lead to a deadly resurgence.”

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