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Rajesh Kumar  |  New Delhi 



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Just as the trend of recoveries exceeding fresh Covid-19 cases appears to be gathering momentum in India, is seeing a resurgence that is rapidly turning a surplus of hospital beds earmarked for the treatment of the virus turn into a deficit. The government on Tuesday proposed to bring in restrictions on crowding in some markets where Covid-19 norms are not being followed. In this context, our lead editorial notes that the surge points to unsatisfactory policing and monitoring as well as poor awareness levels, which the Centre and the state administration should have anticipated. Such basic moves as manning markets to enforce the standard safety norms of wearing masks and social distancing should have been given priority.

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First Published: Wed, November 18 2020. 06:30 IST

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