India’s Fight Against Covid-19 A Success Story

-- Mehrin Fathima Navas, VI-B, Indian Central School

Monday, January 9, 2023

The COVID-19 pandemic in India is a part worldwide pandemic.

The first cases of COVID-19 in India were reported in 30 January 2020 in three towns of Kerala, among three Indian medicals students who had returned from Wuhan, the epicenter of the pandemic.

Lockdowns were announced in Kerala on 23 March and in the rest of the country in 25 March. Infection rates started to drop in September. Daily cases peaked mid–September with over 90,000 cases report per–day, dropping to below 15,000 in January 2021.

A second wave beginning in March shortages of vaccines , hospitals , oxygen cylinders and other medical supplies in parts of the country to report over 400,000 new cases in a 24-hours period .

In late August 2021, Soumya Swaminathan said India may be in some stage of indemicity where the country learns to live with the Virus. By 23 December 2021, India had 78,190 active cases which were lowest in 573 days.

This number fell to 21,530 in March 2022. India began its vaccination programme on 16 January 2021 with covishield and the Indigenous Covaxin.
A couple months later into the fight against COVID-19 they have finally was successful.


Mehrin Fathima Navas, VI-B, Indian Central School

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