Wuhan on 30 April (Representational Image) | Photo: Qilai Shen | Bloomberg New Delhi : India is not any closer to flattening the Covid curve while Taiwan and China have handled it well and even Pakistan seems to have bent the curve, said ThePrint’s Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta in episode 573 of ‘Cut The Clutter’ .
According to Gupta, nobody in India seems to be taking the coronavirus seriously. “If one steps out of a big city, nobody seems to be wearing masks,” he said.
Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan also said that the virus is spreading in India because people are irresponsible in the Lok Sabha.
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US writer Peter Hessler explained how China defeated the virus in his article in The New Yorker . Hessler wrote that on the eleventh week of the outbreak, he was taking a flight in China where the aircraft was full and no alternate seats were kept empty. Furthermore, during the fourteenth week of the outbreak, the students were back on campuses in China. Hessler also noted that in the city of Chengdu with a population of 16 million people, there were only 71 cases from February till the end of August.
China used methods that were not available to any democracy, according to Hessler. The neighbourhood committees, which are the units of the Communist Party of China, ensured strict tracing and testing. They made wearing masks mandatory both indoors as well as outdoors. There was strict punishment for people not following […]