With India entering a critical phase in the fight against Coronavirus, it has reported around 130 coronavirus cases, and it is a bit mysterious how the 1.3 Billion country has remained largely unscathed while the number of cases is exponentially rising in other parts of the world. Because of the proactive efforts of central and state governments, India has managed to keep in check this catastrophic virus. In Kerela, agencies used GPS CCTV and mobile phone records of one family believed to be first infected here. Since they came back from Italy and encountered almost a thousand people by visiting various places, the government quickly quarantined almost everyone who came in contact with the family. In addition to this, we were the first country to shut its borders, denying entry and cancelling visas, taking temperature of people travelling in the cars and screening people in the trains.
On the contrary, there is another problem in the number of tests that have been performed in India. Because of attitude "nothing can happen to me" and "we will see later" coupled with a huge population, lack of resources and sanitation issue, this might still turn chaotic for the largest democracy in the world.
If you look at the below-mentioned data you would understand that the issue might be bigger and scarier than what it has been thought off.
|No. of Test performed Per million population|
India still needs to test a lot of people who may have been affected by this virus. Testing just 3 people out of 1 million is an extremely minute sample size and may not yield the correct picture of the pandemic disease.
Since we are about to enter phase 3 of this calamity, the number usually increases much fold in its 6th 7th and 8th week.
Let us look at the example of two countries who have been badly affected by this pandemic disease, analysis of week wise data shows that confirmed cases spike after the number crosses 100. :-
If we see these numbers, France has Italy just had few cases in the first few weeks but ultimately it became alarming with weeks. This is when the virus entered its third phase and it started to spread among the communities.
If we consider the above-mentioned data points, there is no doubt that it seems inevitable that the number of affected people can shoot up in no time, but with measures and efforts of the people of our country, we can fight and defeat this devastating disease in weeks to come.