India’s CORONA combat strategy: Positive so far
Even as some of the world's most powerful countries are struggling against the COVID-19 onslaught, India's efforts on this front have attracted praise from around the world. Despite being the world’s second most populous country, with more than 1.3 billion people, India has reported minimal cases compared to other countries, giving rise to questions about why the virus has not spread as rapidly as elsewhere. India took charge of the fight against Covid-19 right from the beginning — the first week of February. Govt of India was involved from day one, staying well ahead of the invisible enemy and blocking its lateral spread. Learning from the struggle of other countries India took precautionery measures at eary stage.
The Indian government has so far followed a step-by-step model and been on the front foot with early screening at airports, initiating travel restrictions and in collaboration with states, applying restrictions on events and on places of social gathering including restaurants, theatres and gyms at the beginig and slowly announcing the lockdown. Such a response ensured that there was no panic among the citizens and avoided inconvenience to the extent possible. The Indian government has also evacuated more than 1400 of its citizens and those of its neighbours from high-risk countries, including China, Japan, Iran and Italy. This is not the first time that India has evacuated its citizens and those of other countries during such crises to ensure their safety and security.
Equally noteworthy are the various public awareness campaigns. Prime Minister Modi has shown leadership in mobilizing the heads of government of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) and that of the G20 to share reliable information, best practices and support each other in fighting this pandemic.
WHO praises India's 'impressive' commitment to combat coronavirus
The Executive Director of the World Health Organisation (WHO) Michael Ryan, said India, the world's second most populous country, has a tremendous capacity to deal with the coronavirus outbreak as it has the experience of eradicating the small-pox and polio through targeted public intervention.
India's COVID’19 economic relief measures for companies and individuals
India’s finance minister, Nirmala Sitharaman announced a few tax compliance related relief measures to ease down the economy under lockdown. The government has announced slew of relief measures related with Income Tax, GST, Customs & Central Excise, Corporate Affairs, Insolvency & Bankruptcy Code (IBC) Fisheries, Banking Sector and Commerce.
China Says India Will Win COVID’19 Battle "At An Early Date"
China thanked India for its support in the fight against Covid-19 and offered to help contain the pandemic in the country. "We believe that the Indian people will win the battle at an early date. China will continue to fight the epidemic together with India and other countries.” said Ji Rong, Counselor, Chinese Embassy in New Delhi.
India announces packages worth Rs 1,70,000 crore
India’s finance Minister Nirmana Sitharaman on Thursday announced an economic stimulus package to help the nation tackle the financial difficulties arising from Covid-19 outbreak. The package will include a mix of food security and direct cash transfer benefits, which shield poor families during the lockdown.
Reserve Bank of India joins COVID-19 fight with a host of measures
A day after India’s Modi Govt began its economy rescue in right earnest with a Rs 1.70 lakh crore coronavirus counter, the Reserve Bank of India joined the big fight today with a host of measures aimed at minimising the damage from Covid-19.
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