COVID-19 cases in India approaching two lakhs mark

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“Social Distancing and Personal Hygiene are some of the important measures
need to be adopted to prevent the spread of COVID-19”
Vinod R. Alappad

INTRODUCTION

This is the second review of an article entitled “COVID-19 Pandemic”, which was authored by Mr. R. Rajasekharan Nair and myself and published in the April 2020 issue of Industrial Health and Safety Review. Incidentally, this article was also available online: https://www.isrmag.com/covid-19-pandemic-a-review

In the earlier article, we had discussed the scenario of COVID-19 up to 26th April, 2020, covering the lockdown period of First and Second phase. Since then, the lockdown was extended to Third and Fourth phase and the current phase will end on today the 31st May, 2020. For the last one month there is a drastic change in the Global and Indian scenario, which will be discussed in this article.

The graphs presented in this article are prepared from the basic data released by various sources such as: Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR); Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW); World Health Organization (WHO); worldOmeter, covid19india.org; etc. The compiled data is up to 31st May, 2020. As the basic data is being updated constantly, the data quoted in this article may vary, by the time this article is published.

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