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Indian PM Modi says India has high recovery rates due to flexible lockdown

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Oct 20, 2020

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New Delhi, Oct.20: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said that India has one of the highest recovery rates–88 per cent–because it was one of the first countries to adopt a flexible lockdown.

He was addressing the function of Grand Challenges Annual Meeting 2020 via video conferencing. The Prime Minister said, “India’s size, scale and diversity have always made the global community curious.

Our population is almost four times that of the USA. Many of our states are as populated as other nations in Europe and Asia. Thanks to people power and people-driven approach, India kept its COVID-19 death rate very low.”

“Today we are seeing a decline in the number of cases per day and in the growth rate of cases. India has one of the highest recovery rates–88 per cent.

This happened because India was one of the first countries to adopt a flexible lockdown when the total cases were just a few hundred,” Modi said.

The Prime Minister said India was one of the first to encourage the use of masks. India actively began to work on effective contact tracing.

India was one of the earliest to deploy the Rapid Antigen test. India is now at the forefront of vaccine development for COVID. Some of them are in advanced stages.