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We need a national survey of the incidence of coronavirus by testing a representative sample of population, not lockdowns

Deepak Lal 

Deepak Lal

My wife and I were scheduled to fly out from London on March 14 to Delhi for our usual stay at our Delhi home in the spring. Unfortunately, the Delhi airport was shut because of fears about foreign travellers bringing coronavirus into India.

Since then we have been marooned in London waiting for the airport to open. Meanwhile, given the rise of coronavirus cases in London (and the UK) and the threat they pose to the National Health Service (NHS) with its inadequacies to cope with the need for ICU’s and respirators by the aged likely to be infected by the coronavirus, after various ...

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First Published: Wed, March 25 2020. 00:06 IST
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