India and the coronavirus No prospect of social distancing.
As of March 31, 2020 12:49 p.m..
India’s government wants to create more social distance with drastic means. But this seems almost impossible due to the exodus of workers and cramped conditions in the slums.
By Bernd Musch-Borowska, ARD Studio New Delhi.
In India, the official number of corona cases has now risen to more than 1200. Almost 230 new infections were registered within 24 hours. 32 people died as a result of Covid 19 disease.
And it is feared that the great wave is still to come.
“Have nothing to eat and no money”
In New Delhi, 300 hospital admissions and ten corona deaths are now associated with a religious gathering. At the beginning of the month – before the curfew – almost 2,000 Muslims gathered in a mosque in the Nizzamuddin district, including pilgrims from all over India and apparently more than 200 who had come from abroad. According to newspaper reports, mosque visitors then spread the virus across the country.
After another 200 Muslims gathered in the mosque a few days ago despite the curfew, the police cordoned off the entire district. According to newspaper reports, 18 of 25 new corona cases registered in New Delhi yesterday came from the affected mosque of the Muslim missionary movement Tablighi Jamaat.
Numerous workers leave the Indian city of New Delhi. You lost your job in the Corona crisis.
Workers on their way to their home villages.
The mass exodus of workers from New Delhi may also be contributing to the spread of the corona epidemic in India. Hundreds of thousands made their way to their home villages over the weekend after construction sites and shops in the Indian capital were closed.
In order http://main-news.website/alternatives-to-convert2mp3/ to stop the mass exodus of workers from the Indian metropolises, the government ordered on Sunday to close all state borders. The local authorities were instructed to set up temporary accommodation. In the western Indian city of Surat, more than a hundred workers clashed with the police after people were prevented from continuing their journey to their home villages.