NEW DELHI India ordered on Tuesday night 1.3 billion people indoors for three weeks corona virus to prevent spread. All but essential services closed down four hours notice.
Prime minister Narendra Modi prescribed by quarantine is one of the world’s more stringent. In india it is feared the virus to spread, particularly in the densely population in the slums and the already weak health care to betray fully as the virus progresses.
the Quarantine announcement had people around the country flock to the markets and pharmacies hoarding food, medicines and other necessary things. It’s also got a time of mass migration to the cities, when migrant workers try to return to their home villages in the countryside.
Standby in case of a pandemic almost non-existent
the World’s second most populous country, has so far been found only 665 corona virus cases, but century don’t think far from corresponding to reality.
india’s largest health research institution the RDA of AIIMS in the eu are very concerned about the situation. The biggest problem is the test of lack, told the head of the department Srinivas Rajkumar Yle.
according to Him, even the biggest hospitals are able to test just 100-200 cases a day, and the results only last for five days.
There time in the virus strains could infect several hundred people, Rajkumar said.
India is sought to prevent corona virus spread, inter alia, by drawing in the street circles, where people must have been waiting in line to stand in. This queue they can have each other at a safe distance. In the picture of people queuing for pharmacist in Srinagar in Kashmir.Farooq Khan / EPA
Hospital beds will not be sufficient, if a large part of the population got sick. It is estimated that up to % of india’s population, or 13 million people may die. In hospitals there is an acute shortage, as well as protective clothes that disinfectants.
– I now Ask the government to take speedy measures introduced. Textile factories have started to manufacture the protective clothing and alcohol factories disinfectants. The situation will become out of to the hands the next two weeks, Rajkumar said.
the Country’s 28 different states of infection rates, ranging from access to information lack.
the Disease is already widespread all over the country, Rajkumar said.
the availability of Food concerns
the curfew seems, at least for the Delhi center on the face of the work. Almost twenty million people in the city the streets are cleared. All sorts of normal everyday movement is gone.
Modi says only essential workers such as health sector work receive permission to travel between home and work.
Waste management is necessary in the cities. In my region I’m greeted by an older lady, who told me his name was Ranu . He is a in Delhi city hired by the sanitation workers who collect waste from the streets. Ranu is concerned about the food intake during the quarantine period.
ranus would introduce myself to delhi for sanitation workers is worried about food adequacy.Pia Heikkilä
I already Bought two dozens of kilograms of lentils and rice in advance, but god only knows how long the situation will last and what happens after that, when the food runs out, he said.
ranunkulyusa v care is appropriate, because already now the food supply difficulties have arisen. As well as the wholesale markets that the shops are sold not-wait.
a Problem has risen in the logistics chain. When most of the country’s land borders were closed on Sunday, stopped at the same time also the transport of the goods. The police not the local media to not let the trucks tolls through the.
a Situation I hope to change quickly, as most of the indians buy their food daily fresh from the market. In delhi, the prime minister of Arvind Kejriwal has urged in several of the briefing people to remain calm and promised that the food came to an end.
millions of livelihoods and economic growth in danger
Despite the availability of food is claimed to improve soon, ran out of hundreds of millions of indians work in the quarantine time.
at the Same time began the town of emptying. The railway and bus stations were filled last week with thousands of families, who are trying to get back to home areas. Some have even gone walking in their villages hundreds of miles away.
India, for decades, continued rapid growth has brought the cities millions of migrant workers, which will transform a poor rural village to urban centres for better livelihood in the hope of.
it is Customary to send family men from the big city construction site, factory or industry. Men often receive a daily wage, which is at best 200-300 rupees, i.e. 4-5 euros. One salary to support several large families in the village.
the Poor illiterate is not a remote possibility, and ten family members of the one-room slum apartment is hard to keep a social distance. Many families are afraid of a genuine famine.
Even india’s largest financial center mumbai to live in the now eerie times.
the Streets are completely empty, I’ve never seen anything similar, tell me over the phone Tajinder Singh , who led the city telecom startup to.
Telecoms startup based in Mumbai a leading Tajinder Singh says economy can not predict anything right now.Pia Heikkilä
Like the rest of the world’s stock exchanges, is mumbai also listed thanks been a roller coaster for the last two months. The country has already been weak employment situation and economic growth downward trend.
Just kolmiviikkoisen quarantine costs rose by 90 billion dollars.
the investment bank ING’s calculations, Indian economy will shrink at least five percent in the following quarter.
Singh, according to nothing can predict right now, because all the investments and purchases have been put on ice.
– Staring at the infinite dark abyss, Singh sums.
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