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India Coronavirus Dispatch: Country gears up for festivities amid pandemic

Huge drop in active cases, spike in TB and child malnutrition in southern Rajasthan, and will this year's Ramlila be confined to YouTube?--news on how the country is coping with the pandemic

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Wednesday saw one of the biggest declines in India’s active cases since the pandemic hit

Shreegireesh Jalihal New Delhi
Rajasthan clinics: In southern Rajasthan’s non-profit clinics, a spike in tuberculosis and child malnutrition is being witnessed. A large number of these patients are migrant families. In the tribal districts of Rajasthan the official number of notifications of new TB cases have decreased even as some clinics continue to treat a higher number of these patients. Post-lockdown, a lot of these patients could not avail treatment. A rise in child malnutrition following depleting food availability has also been a major cause for concern. What has been most overwhelming, however, is the spread of Covid to the rural parts of the

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First Published: Oct 22 2020 | 3:27 PM IST

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