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Gaps in quarantine, containment efforts in Urban states spike virus cases

Urban states like Maharashtra, Gujarat, and Delhi where COVID-19 cases is at the worrying spike with serious gap in contact tracing, quarantine and containment efforts that are threatening to skew the national graph raising concerns for the Central Government.

Sources in the Central Government have stated the deterioration in the doubling time of cases from 12 to 10 days this week a change in the steady trend of improvement that has seen the COVID-19 curve becoming flatter, was being jeopardised by lockdown protocols not being adhered. However there is an increase in Coronavirus cases in the states like Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh are also worrying but to a lesser extent.

The death rate due to Coronavirus is high in Maharashtra, Gujarat and Delhi, said by the economist and the former member of PM’s economic advisory council Shamika Ravi.  The Delhi has a high disease incident although it has a smaller area than the other two states. The situation in Maharashtra is a cause for concern as there are reports of poor police enforcement of the lockdown.

The situation is yet to improve despite the Centre’s interaction with CM Uddhav Thackeray though the state has agreed to ensure better coordination between agencies, particularly in tracking and surveillance in large slums.

-Davinder Singh, NMTV News


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