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India may keep Covid-19 deaths less than 8,000, says public health expert

India should not be seen as one entity when it comes to tackling Covid-19, because the population size across states and districts vary, said Professor G V S Murthy

A railway official checks documents of passengers before boarding a train at a railway station following the resumption of passenger train services by the Indian Railways in a graded manner, in Bhopal. Photo: PTI
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A railway official checks documents of passengers before boarding a train at a railway station following the resumption of passenger train services by the Indian Railways in a graded manner, in Bhopal. Photo: PTI

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Kerala, Punjab and Haryana seem to have crossed the peak in coronavirus cases, says a prominent public health specialist, who expects India to keep Covid-19 deaths at less than 8,000 in the country with strict enforcement of standard protocols and hospitals in high alert.

India should not be seen as one entity when it comes to tackling Covid-19, because the population size across States and districts vary, health systems vary and level of literacy varies across and within States, said Professor G V S Murthy, Director of Indian Institute of Public Health-Hyderabad, news agency PTI reported.

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First Published: May 26 2020 | 1:28 PM IST

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