Monday, 3 May 2021

India COVID-19: Industry body urges "maximal response measure"

COVID-19 is continuing to take a heavy toll in India.

On Monday, the country reported 368,147 new cases, the twelfth consecutive day infections has exceeded 300,000, and 3,417 deaths from the disease.

"In my opinion, only a national stay at home order and declaring medical emergency will help to address the current healthcare needs," said Bhramar Mukherjee, an epidemiologist with the University of Michigan.

The situation in India has become so dire that even the country's industry, often the opponents of restrictions in other countries, has urged curbs to economic activity to save lives.

Uday Kotak, managing director of Kotak Mahindra Bank and president of the Confederation of Indian Industry, said a "maximal response measure at the highest level is called for to cut the transmission links", including "curtailing economic activity to reduce suffering".

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