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Focus on the curve
?April 20: India prepares to partially relax lockdown
?Health Ministry: growth in total cases was slower &
slowing pace of case doubling
?WARNING: vastly different testing rates among States
?Delhi has ramped up tests per million people and also
reported a higher percentage of positive cases.
?West Bengal and Madhya Pradesh which have done far fewer
tests and yet find a higher share of positive cases.
?Kerala has managed to test, trace, quarantine and treat
effectively, preventing new infections.
?April 18: 2,154 new cases in a single day
Page 2


Focus on the curve
?April 20: India prepares to partially relax lockdown
?Health Ministry: growth in total cases was slower &
slowing pace of case doubling
?WARNING: vastly different testing rates among States
?Delhi has ramped up tests per million people and also
reported a higher percentage of positive cases.
?West Bengal and Madhya Pradesh which have done far fewer
tests and yet find a higher share of positive cases.
?Kerala has managed to test, trace, quarantine and treat
effectively, preventing new infections.
?April 18: 2,154 new cases in a single day
?UNCERTAINTIES: long-term effects of SARS-CoV-2
on people, including medical outcomes for those
who have recovered from severe infection.
?India ’s COVID-19 strategy has to focus on testing,
containment and treatment on the one hand, and
distress alleviation for vulnerable sections on the
other.
?Testing data sharing – real time
?Pandemics have the ability to quickly expose
underlying inequalities.
?Flattening the curve will require clear messages
on preventive health, and steps to help people
maintain strict quarantine.
Page 3


Focus on the curve
?April 20: India prepares to partially relax lockdown
?Health Ministry: growth in total cases was slower &
slowing pace of case doubling
?WARNING: vastly different testing rates among States
?Delhi has ramped up tests per million people and also
reported a higher percentage of positive cases.
?West Bengal and Madhya Pradesh which have done far fewer
tests and yet find a higher share of positive cases.
?Kerala has managed to test, trace, quarantine and treat
effectively, preventing new infections.
?April 18: 2,154 new cases in a single day
?UNCERTAINTIES: long-term effects of SARS-CoV-2
on people, including medical outcomes for those
who have recovered from severe infection.
?India ’s COVID-19 strategy has to focus on testing,
containment and treatment on the one hand, and
distress alleviation for vulnerable sections on the
other.
?Testing data sharing – real time
?Pandemics have the ability to quickly expose
underlying inequalities.
?Flattening the curve will require clear messages
on preventive health, and steps to help people
maintain strict quarantine.
Economy in lockdown
? ‘Great Lockdown ’ has forced the IMF to junk all its previous
projections for economic output in 2020.
Page 4


Focus on the curve
?April 20: India prepares to partially relax lockdown
?Health Ministry: growth in total cases was slower &
slowing pace of case doubling
?WARNING: vastly different testing rates among States
?Delhi has ramped up tests per million people and also
reported a higher percentage of positive cases.
?West Bengal and Madhya Pradesh which have done far fewer
tests and yet find a higher share of positive cases.
?Kerala has managed to test, trace, quarantine and treat
effectively, preventing new infections.
?April 18: 2,154 new cases in a single day
?UNCERTAINTIES: long-term effects of SARS-CoV-2
on people, including medical outcomes for those
who have recovered from severe infection.
?India ’s COVID-19 strategy has to focus on testing,
containment and treatment on the one hand, and
distress alleviation for vulnerable sections on the
other.
?Testing data sharing – real time
?Pandemics have the ability to quickly expose
underlying inequalities.
?Flattening the curve will require clear messages
on preventive health, and steps to help people
maintain strict quarantine.
Economy in lockdown
? ‘Great Lockdown ’ has forced the IMF to junk all its previous
projections for economic output in 2020.
?IMF: the current “crisis is like no other ”
?World output since the Great Depression of the
1930s, the IMF slashed its projection by 6.3
percentage points from its January forecast for
3.3% growth to a 3% decline.
?In contrast, the recession of 2009 saw world
output contract by a mere 0.1%.
?On India, the IMF has cut its projection for growth
in the fiscal year that started on April 1, from
January ’s 5.8%, to 1.9%.
?Gita Gopinath, has advocated ramping up a broad-
based and coordinated stimulus once the disease
has been contained.
Page 5


Focus on the curve
?April 20: India prepares to partially relax lockdown
?Health Ministry: growth in total cases was slower &
slowing pace of case doubling
?WARNING: vastly different testing rates among States
?Delhi has ramped up tests per million people and also
reported a higher percentage of positive cases.
?West Bengal and Madhya Pradesh which have done far fewer
tests and yet find a higher share of positive cases.
?Kerala has managed to test, trace, quarantine and treat
effectively, preventing new infections.
?April 18: 2,154 new cases in a single day
?UNCERTAINTIES: long-term effects of SARS-CoV-2
on people, including medical outcomes for those
who have recovered from severe infection.
?India ’s COVID-19 strategy has to focus on testing,
containment and treatment on the one hand, and
distress alleviation for vulnerable sections on the
other.
?Testing data sharing – real time
?Pandemics have the ability to quickly expose
underlying inequalities.
?Flattening the curve will require clear messages
on preventive health, and steps to help people
maintain strict quarantine.
Economy in lockdown
? ‘Great Lockdown ’ has forced the IMF to junk all its previous
projections for economic output in 2020.
?IMF: the current “crisis is like no other ”
?World output since the Great Depression of the
1930s, the IMF slashed its projection by 6.3
percentage points from its January forecast for
3.3% growth to a 3% decline.
?In contrast, the recession of 2009 saw world
output contract by a mere 0.1%.
?On India, the IMF has cut its projection for growth
in the fiscal year that started on April 1, from
January ’s 5.8%, to 1.9%.
?Gita Gopinath, has advocated ramping up a broad-
based and coordinated stimulus once the disease
has been contained.
?India ’s fiscal measures pale in terms of scale
when compared with what several other nations
have undertaken.
?Given the size of the informal sector in India as
well as the anticipated prolonged disruption in
labour supply even in more formal parts of the
economy, the Centre needs to proactively
commit to a substantial stimulus package in order
to ensure that once the economy reopens, it has
the legs to run.
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