What India Accomplished in 30 Days of Lockdown

CK Mishra, a member of one of the 12 COVID Empowered Groups set by the Centre, reported to the media on Thursday that India has done three key things in the last 30 days. Read on to know more details.

Updated: Apr 23, 2020 17:46 IST

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Monika

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Tags: India Corona

India’s 30-day Achievement.

Reports say that India has achieved a lot in its fight against COVID-19 in the 30 days nationwide lockdown. CK Mishra, a member of one of the 12 COVID Empowered Groups, set up by the Centre, told the media that India had done three crucial things in the last 30 days of lockdown.

CK Mishra said, “All thanks to the people of India, we have been able to cut transmission, minimize spread, and increase doubling time for COVID-19 cases. Second, we have ramped up testing and third, prepared for the future if the virus spreads further”.

He also said that the country has been able to ramp up our testing consistently. “We’ve taken several measures to ensure we remain more or less stable in the last 30 days,” he added.

The top administrative official said that India had achieved half a million COVID-19 tests. The number of tests in India has been conducted 33 times since March 23; there has also been a rise in the number of positive cases. “On March 23, we had done 14,915 tests across the country, and on April 22, we have done more than 5 lakh tests. In a rough calculation, it is about 33 times in 30 days. This is not enough, and we need to ramp testing in India,” Environment Secretary and Chairman of the Empowered Group-2, CK Mishra said.

The health ministry reported that there had been 1409 positive cases filed, which takes the total confirmed cases to 21,393.