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The migrant disaster will be a blot on the country's collective conscience

Lockdowns, which have come with daily trackers and goals of flattening curves, can be akin to ineffectual New Year resolutions

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Coronavirus | Migrants | Lockdown

Rahul Jacob 

Rahul Jacob

Lockdowns, which have come with daily trackers and goals of flattening curves, can be akin to ineffectual New Year resolutions. As the lockdown eases in many parts of the country, this week a task force of public health experts and epidemiologists gave India a poor grade.

Indeed, we are relaxing rules as the rise in infected numbers geometrically progresses, crossing 200,000 on Tuesday. It took 97 days to reach 50,000 cases on May 6 and just a week to jump from 150,000 to 200,000. The task force makes the entirely plausible point that if millions of migrants had been allowed to get home ...

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First Published: Fri, June 05 2020. 21:07 IST
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