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Podcast | Quick Look 11: India crosses three lakh Covid-19 cases

Siddharth Mathew Cherian | Updated on June 14, 2020 Published on June 14, 2020

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India surpassed the three lakh-mark on Saturday with the worst daily spike of 11,458 Covid-19 infections.

According to the Union Health Ministry, the death toll climbed to 8,884 with 386 new fatalities.

Amid a massive spurt in coronavirus cases in India, experts came down hard on the ICMR for its sero-survey findings to assert that there was no community transmission of Covid-19.

Emphasising that community transmission was on in many parts of the country, experts asked the government to admit it so that people don’t get complacent.

The ICMR sero-survey found that lockdown and containment measures were successful in preventing the rapid spread of the disease, but a large proportion of the population still remains susceptible.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called for a meeting with the Chief Ministers of different States and  and Administrators of different Union Territories on June 16 and 17.

This will be the sixth meeting after the Covid-19 pandemic started its spread in the country.

How will India' battle against Covid-19 fare? Until next week, stay home, stay safe.

Published on June 14, 2020