As India won the coronavirus with cow manure, and bollywood movies "cane" quarantinePictolic
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Worldwide to combat coronavirus billions of dollars being spent and the effectiveness of these expenses leaves much to be desired even in the most developed countries. At the same time, poverty-stricken India, with its huge population density, has recently declared victory over the COVID-19 and exit from quarantine. How did a country where many have never heard of the medicine quickly to combat the epidemic?
With India everything is simple — to fight the coronavirus, there has banned the walk, shut down everything and introduced "cane discipline". The country is driven into the rigid framework, so much so that now, when you need to get out of the quarantine, no one knows how to do it correctly.
This cry was picked up millions, which almost ruined the meat industry. The main meat product in the country — chicken, therefore, primarily affected poultry farms. When half of the companies were faced with the threat of closure, the authorities were forced by their own example to refute the rumors. MPs and Ministers came to the fair in Khairatabad and started in front of cameras to eat chicken meat, it actively praising. After that, the production demand rose and the industry was saved.
But India is a country of contrasts and not all politicians can boast of its progressive views. For example, one of the deputies seriously said that the best prevention of coronavirus — rubbing into the body of the cow manure. The product, issued by the sacred animal absolutely free, supposedly protected better antiseptics and medical masks. Interest in manure as a means of prevention has increased so that nonsense has had to refute an official appeal of the who.
Given the ignorance of citizens, the inaccessibility of medical services and the high population density of India is expected this coronavirus disaster. In 1918-1919 epidemic of "Spanish flu", the country lost 18 million inhabitants. But this time, in a country of 1 billion 350 million people fell ill only 100 thousand died and about 3 million.
In early February, when the neighboring China was a full-fledged disaster zone in the Indian state of Kerala have been identified 3 cases COVID-19. All three were students who came home from studying in Wuhan. Young people are quickly isolated, but it turned out that the guys managed to communicate with lots of people.Among the contacts of students were family members and neighbors, bus drivers, casual companions, friends, store clerks, and many others. Whole army was impossible not only to isolate but easy to identify. The same situation occurred in other regions of the country. A large density of people, especially in poor areas, helped coronavirus to spread at lightning speed.
One of the preachers of the Sikhs, after returning from Italy, in one fell swoop has infected 27 their co-religionists from different localities. Because of this, the authorities had to close on quarantine from 40 Sikh villages. By 28 February, India had identified 1,000 cases and the time has come to impose restrictions across the country.
First introduced compulsory wearing of masks and disinfection of hands. March 13, were closed schools and institutions, and the entry of foreigners into the country was banned. A little later imposed a curfew, which no one at first did not take seriously. The Indians are not so disciplined as the Chinese, and allow them to order had unpopular methods.
The streets were withdrawn riot police with bamboo sticks who thrashed mercilessly on the legs and backs of violators of the regime. Some places are not helped by it and there it was decided to use tear gas. Slums, as the most dangerous from the point of view of the spread of the virus designated separately cordoned off and troops entering and leaving there was a pass and after the temperature measurement.
It is no secret that the streets of the Indian cities are always Packed with people, animals and transport. Efforts of the authorities all the arteries were empty, and where to completely stop the life was not possible, began to on duty military. Soldiers, like policemen, armed with bamboo sticks and they went on the backs of passers-by, forcing to endure a social distance of 1.5 meters.
All the shops, restaurants and cafes were closed, and to buy food and commodities offered via the Internet. Over time, the Indians realized that all these measures are not just a whim of the government and became more or less follow the rules. India is not Russia, where people have long been accustomed to do supplies and grandmothers under the beds are sacks of buckwheat and pasta.Most people live there one day and the inability to earn a living has become for them a real disaster. Therefore, the realization that the less sick, the faster it will remove restrictions, helped to discipline the citizens.
But not reached to all, and the violators had to fight. The police closed many underground cafes and illegal shops, and their owners sent to jail. Only in the state of West Bengal in the first days after the introduction of quarantine was arrested 255 people.
Had to fight an entire army of crooks, who have decided to cash in on the dark Hindus and sell them your dubious product. In Mumbai detained the owner of a furniture store, selling mattresses, healing from coronavirus. Was also arrested hundreds of speculators selling masks at inflated several times the price.Concern for the citizens was not limited to "cane" measures — the authorities have tried to support the least socially protected layers of the population. For 139 million (!) migrant workers employed away from their homes, organized the special towns of compact residence with the necessities of life. Homeowners under pain of criminal prosecution was forbidden to charge a fee for the rental, to support those who have lost their jobs.
India now reports on the end of the epidemic and the need for release from quarantine. However, many experts are skeptical of the official figures submitted by the government. Journalist Vijay Gupta is sure that the data are underestimated, perhaps by several times. He argues that in many places, for example, in the slums of Mumbai with their millions of inhabitants, no testing was conducted and data on cases and deaths no.
While Gupta said that the case is not that the authorities cunningly underestimate numbers, and that India simply can not acquire sufficient number of tests, and then organize a large-scale test of hundreds of millions of people.
Now for India, the main thing is to get out of quarantine, and how to do it nobody knows. Recently the country has opened the first stores with alcohol next to them and immediately began such a crowd that the police had to use force again to close them. How to open trade markets? How to start the stalled enterprise? Is it possible to resume profitable for all tourism? Will not return coronavirus, after the easing of quarantine? To this question the Indians have no answer yet.