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Capitalism Can Not Contain Corona Virus!

Photo: Indrajit Das/Creative Commons
Situation of the street during Corona crisis in Kolkata


Atypical to any elected leader of the most populous democracy; India, Mr Modi announced a 21-day lockdown on Sunday with all the emotional pomp. Maybe an emphasis was needed at this moment of extreme vulnerability, but Modi mostly relied on emotive content without any real substance. Undoubtedly India too is struck with an unprecedented health emergency, that demands utmost exigent, yet practical measures in all earnestness. Though it is understandable the reason for lockdown and physical distancing as one of the ways to deal with COVID-19, but Modi’s claim that it is the only way is not correct.
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