Why the lockdown does not reduce COVID-19 cases
The coronavirus is a deadly virus that has shaken the pillars of the world and is still very active everywhere. It has already spread steadily in countries like the United States of America, Spain, France, Italy and many more. Now it has started to affect India, the second-most populous country in the world. It was feared that if the effect of the coronavirus is similar to that of the other countries, then 20% of the total population of India will lose their lives. The total population of India is 1.3 billion, and 40% of 1.3 billion is about 25 million, so considering 55 million people dead from a virus is terrible. It could have destroyed the entire country.
Fortunately, the effect of the Coronavirus has not been so deadly in India. To date, only 96,000 people have been affected by the disease and the death toll is 3,029. Another positive point to note is that the recovery rate in India is higher; Among the 96,000 people affected, 36,824 people have already recovered and been sent home.
Researchers have revealed that the type of virus that has affected India is comparatively weaker than the virus that has affected the other countries. The type of coronavirus that has affected India is type B, which is a weaker and less deadly version compared to type A and C viruses. But researchers and medical experts have revealed that this type B virus has all opportunities to mutate and transform into type A or C viruses, which can definitely be devastating for the country. Another study has revealed that climatic conditions in India play a huge role in restricting the spread of this deadly Coronavirus. The coronavirus is known to need cold weather to survive for a longer period, but in important parts of India, the weather is hot and hot. Thus, it restricts the rapid growth of the deadly virus. It has been noticed that after the declaration of confinement in India, the registered cases increased day by day.
India is currently going through the fourth round of lockdown, yet the reported cases are increasing every day. This is very concerning, and there was news that previously, the number of tests performed each day was very low. Hence, the positive cases that were registered were less. Now, in the last three weeks, the number of tests each day has increased, so the number of cases registered each day is greater. Therefore, we can say that more tests reveal more cases; The tests are the only way the country can understand its true position in this pandemic situation.
Between the closings, for two or three days, liquor stores were opened and a large number of people went to all these stores. This could be one of the reasons for the increase in cases, as the virus can spread through many folds. This is a difficult situation for the country and it is becoming increasingly difficult to combat this deadly virus. On May 17, a few hours after the fourth round of closure was declared, it was found that there was a peak of 5567 cases in 24 hours, which is the highest peak on record so far.