Can India win the fight against deadly coronavirus?

As the confirmed coronavirus cases in India shoot up spirally, the fight has become deadlier

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As the confirmed coronavirus cases in India shoot up spirally, the fight has become deadlier

Subsequently exponential rise in infections in last 4 days has multiplied the danger

Worries are beginning to mount if India will also witness a significant outbreak now

Will India win the fight against coronavirus?, is a tough question to answer

The country’s high population density is a big challenge in practising social distancing

Overburdened public health infrastructure is another challenge for India

High prevalence of non-communicable diseases puts additional burden on Indian health facilities

The number of people in India who have tested positive for Covid-19 has reached over 300

These figures have more than doubled in 3 days

Seven countries have thus far had more than 10,000 confirmed cases of Covid-19

It took 7 countries just 13-19 days to go from 100 reported cases to 10,000

Experts assume that the worst that happened in other countries will also happen here

There is no reason to believe the trajectory of the disease will be any different in India

community transmission has already started in Indis

ICMR’s sample size of 830 is too small for a country of India’s size.

As of March 20, around 14,500 individuals had been tested in India, according to the ICMR

Under-equipped healthcare system in India seems incapable of handling the massive outbreak.

The country only has nine beds for every 10,000 people

Next few weeks will prove crucial in its battle against the invisible enemy.

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