US top epidemiologist recommends India to impose lockdown for few weeks
Dr Anthony Fauci, the US top epidemiologist on Saturday suggested that India must impose a complete lockdown for a few weeks as an immediate step to contain the rapid surge in cases.
Fauci, one of the leading global voices on the coronavirus pandemic cited China as an example and said that the County had closed all its establishments when the virus was exploding.
Fauci said that India is in a very difficult and desperate situation. So when you have a situation like that you’ve got to look at the absolute immediate step to halt the surge.
He maintained that given India's large population, it is difficult for a country as large as India to completely halt everything instantly, however, a lockdown for a week or two perhaps will help to streamline the curve.
Deeply concerned with the COVID crises in India, the American physician-scientist also suggested that India should put together a group of experts that would meet and get things organised to fight the pandemic.
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