- Tram Ho
Over the past few days, incredible images of India have spread over the Internet: harsh ways such as whips to force people indoors, endless stream of repatriates in every situation. Travel assistance services (buses, trains, domestic flights) are closed. These are the consequences of an effort to curb the spread of the Covid-19 epidemic in South Asia, starting at a time of “population curfew” on March 22.
Only essential services remain, all advertising, industry, religion and culture must stop. The government encourages people to stay indoors. Many workers who lost their jobs, no longer had money to buy food or maintain their rent, had to walk home. The chaotic scene took place on a large scale.
This is the most severe curfew in the world, affecting many classes of people. The country of India does not want to take risks based on the awareness of many parts of the people, so it is fiercely defensive. By the time this article was published, the number of cases in India was 1590, of which the number of recovered cases was 148, the number of deaths was 45 people.
Compared to India, how does the source of the disease limit cross-contamination?
The idea of closing the city came from China, which was the first to be influenced by the Covid-19 epidemic. Starting from the last week of January, China closed Wuhan – the epidemic of the world and gradually closed many parts of the country. The World Health Organization calls China’s efforts to contain the epidemic “the most ambitious, agile, and aggressive in history “.
Even so, the size of China’s quarantine is still nothing compared to what India is doing. According to The New York Times estimates, China carried out ” the largest social management campaign in history ” by attempting to isolate 760 million people, more than half of its population. India, meanwhile, aims a higher, three-week isolation of 1.3 billion people, nearly double the number of people staying indoors in China during months of intense isolation.
The closure of major cities in India is more severe than in China, the Indian government imposes a single policy on the entire country, while China divides into many levels of closure of other boundaries and borders. together. The most obvious is the fact that there are still Chinese public transports operating during the hot phase of the Covid-19 epidemic, such as buses and tech taxis, even trains and flights are restricted to a few provinces. cities, not banned from moving across the country.
How to control a major outbreak in Italy
Another country with a very high number of Covid-19 cases is Italy. This European country also learned from China, proceeding to close many big cities, only not as harsh as India. The Italian government divided the city closure into several stages; until September 3, they announced a nationwide blockade.
In Italy, public transport still works, people can still go to the street if there is a valid certificate. Italy still does not take strong security measures like India, even though the “boot-shaped country” saw a record high number of infections and deaths from Covid-19.
Papers “please go out” of the Italians.
The situation of disease control in other South Asian countries other than India
There are experts who think that India does so because the people’s healthcare system in India is not as powerful as Italy and China, but this comment is not true when we can compare India’s actions with neighboring countries. neighboring Bangladesh. The health qualifications of the two countries are not much different, but the epidemic control situation in Bangladesh is not as strict as that in India, the difference may lie in the population density of the two countries.
Another difference in Bangladesh’s way of coping is that the government assigns a period of time when people should move back to their homeland before officially closing the main roads. The government of Bangladesh refuses to use strong words like “city closure” or “blockade”, they fear people will panic. The Bangladesh government called this a “holiday”, and then declared a curfew.
The Sri Lankan government tries to avoid the chaotic flow of migrants like India, has opened special buses and trains to return people. They can do this in part because the country’s population is not too large.
Current situation of our country Vietnam
Up to the present time, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. Ho Chi Minh City is the two places witnessing the highest number of cases in Vietnam with 89 and 49 cases respectively. Starting at 01/04/2020, the Prime Minister directed “social isolation”, encouraging people to stay at home, the workshops still need to implement well measures to ensure safety for workers. dynamic.
Mr. Mai Tien Dung – Minister, Chairman of the Government Office affirmed that this is not an order to blockade the city, only a recommendation of the Government. However, he added that ” there will be more stringent measures ” if the situation turns bad.
Public passenger transport activities have “basically stopped”, in order to limit the movement from one area to another. Those who enter Vietnam from March 8 without being quarantined will be put on the watchlist, and will have appropriate isolation measures when needed. The government now has outbreak scenarios and emergency responses.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc.
Hanoi capital has been setting up more quick testing stations, trying to ensure the test is “fast and abundant” but not crowded, avoiding cross-contamination. In the near future, more testing stations will appear in densely populated areas.
Source : Genk