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India's Covid-19 restrictions still high relative to other nations

Subsequent waves reflect lower restrictions, compared to initial lockdown

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Sachin Mampatta Mumbai
Nearly a third of every Covid case detected since the pandemic reared its head has come from only three countries. India accounted for about  9 per cent. Brazil for another 6 per cent. And the US for more than the two combined, at nearly 17 per cent.
India’s latest value for the stringency index is higher than either of these two peers. Values are lower in both the US and Brazil, show numbers from Our World in Data.
 
The index considers indicators, including school and workplace closures, besides travel bans. This Oxford Covid-19 Government Response Tracker (OxCGRT) was developed at the

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First Published: Mar 23 2022 | 11:47 PM IST

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