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Lockdown in India

There may reason for cautious optimism in India. It’s possible that the swift and drastic action taken has contained the spread of the novel coronavirus. Inshallah.

Some commentators have suggested that India has overreacted. As the second largest population on the planet the risk of rapid spread is real. Access to basic sanitation, let alone hospitals and equipment, is limited to say the least.

Media in the West have painted a grim picture of the situation on the sub-continent. Perhaps to make their own inept response look more credible?

Here in Goa the outlook improves by the day. New supplies arrive each day and the local population are quietly going about their daily lives in line with curfew with a minimum of fuss. Looking out over the market gardens beyond our back yard, there’s reason to be cheerful – mango season is coming.