India's Approach to COVID-19: In Conversation with Kushagra Jain
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About the Event
The impact of COVID-19 is being felt all around the world. Industries are working overtime to limit the impact it's having on the country and the people who live in it.
We're turning our attention to India where reports of a lockdown is turning into a humanitarian crisis. Employees working in the informal sector are migrating back to their villages.
Men, women and children are travelling on foot against government guidelines due to the fear of being 'trapped' without enough food or resources. India has recorded over 1,300 COVID-19 cases and with a population of over a billion, it's trying like many countries to contain the spread of the virus.
But to order a lockdown is one thing and to see that it’s being properly enforced is another. Where are these fears coming from?
"We will die walking before coronavirus hits us." - (as reported by Soutik Biswas, India Correspondent for the BBC, March 2020).
What can we do to ensure the protection of people’s welfare during a pandemic?
We'll be speaking to New Delhi-based Kushagra Jain on 18 April 2020 at 2pm (BST) to learn more about the impact of COVID-19 in India.
We'll be asking other related questions such as:
· How are people reacting and coping with the lockdown?
· Is the government doing enough to support people and businesses?
· What’s been the biggest take away and what lessons can we learn from India’s approach?