Doctors to hand wash: Why India isn't ready for coronavirus crisis

Country fares worse than the top affected nations in key medical infrastructure and health care investments


Students wearing masks in view of coronavirus pandemic attend a class, in Navi Mumbai | PTI photo

Sachin P MampattaSohini Das Mumbai
Government announcements shutting down malls and other crowded places might well be key to any chance of India managing the coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19).

An analysis of medical infrastructure and other data of the top 10 affected countries shows that India lags far behind on the resources required to deal with a pandemic.

The World Health Organization (WHO) recorded 132,536 cases across 123 countries in the week ending March 13.  China, Italy, Iran, South Korea, Spain, France, Germany, the United States of America, Switzerland and Japan are the top 10 countries based on cases detected. They accounted for over 90 per

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First Published: Mar 14 2020 | 11:17 PM IST

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