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Episode 806 April 1, 2020

How Nizamuddin became one of India’s COVID-19 ‘hotspots’

On Monday, the government said that it had identified 10 ‘hotspots’ where ‘unusual’ transmission of COVID-19 had been detected. In this episode, we take a look inside one of these hotspots – Nizamuddin. First, Abantika Ghosh explains how these hotspots were identified. Next, Somya Lakhani and Sourav Roy Barman tell us how Nizamuddin became one of the epicentres of the coronavirus in India, the measures being implemented there and how the rhetoric around it is now turning communal. And last, Vishnu Varma talks about a story that emerged from another ‘hotspot’ in the country, the Pathanamthitta district. The story of an elderly couple, a 93 years old and a 88 year old woman, who recovered from COVID-19.


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How Nizamuddin became one of India’s COVID-19 ‘hotspots’On Monday, the government said that it had identified 10 'hotspots' where 'unusual' transmission of COVID-19 had been detected. In this episode, we take a look inside one of these hotspots - Nizamuddin. First, Abantika Ghosh explains how these hotspots were identified. Next, Somya Lakhani and Sourav Roy Barman tell us how Nizamuddin became one of the epicentres of the coronavirus in India, the measures being implemented there and how the rhetoric around it is now turning communal. And last, Vishnu Varma talks about a story that emerged from another 'hotspot' in the country, the Pathanamthitta district. The story of an elderly couple, a 93 years old and a 88 year old woman, who recovered from COVID-19. You can follow us and leave us feedback on Facebook and Twitter @expresspodcasts, or send us an email at podcasts@indianexpress.com. If you like this show, please subscribe and leave us a review wherever you get your podcasts, so other people can find us. You can also find us on https://www.indianexpress.com/audio.
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