6El gráfico muestra casos y muertes por Covid-19 en toda India hasta el 16 de abril, 2020.


Se acelera la crisis en India por el COVID-19

By Jordi Bou

April 15, 2020 - La crisis por el coronavirus pone en riesgo al abrumadoramente frágil sistema de salud de India y amenaza con frustrar drásticamente los intentos del primer ministro Narendra Modi de revitalizar la economía

Sharp downward revisions to economic growth forecasts in the wake of the pandemic point towards surging unemployment, but Modi urged Indians to maintain the discipline shown in the first three weeks of the lockdown.

Hundreds of thousands fled the big cities for their homes in the hinterland when Modi announced the lockdown last month, many walking great distances with their families on empty highways.

Although the numbers are small compared with some Western nations, health experts fear that is because of India’s low levels of testing and that actual infection levels could be far higher.

The true number of cases, however, may be much higher, given that India had only conducted 195,748 tests for COVID-19 for its 1.4 billion people as of April 12.

PUBLISHED: 17/04/2020; STORY: Graphic News
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