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Episode 780 March 13, 2020

The impact of the coronavirus pandemic in India and how the government is tackling it

Yesterday, a 76-year-old man from Karnataka become India’s first casualty due to the coronavirus. In this episode, we look at the measures that the government is taking to tackle the coronavirus pandemic in India.

First Abantika Ghosh, talks about what it means for the WHO to declare the virus as a pandemic and the measures being taken by the Indian government. Next, Anuradha Mascarenhas, explains how the virus affects the body and whether the scientific community is hopeful for a vaccine. And last, Mihir Vasavda, tells us whether major sporting events this year, like IPL and the 2020 Olympics, would be impacted by the outbreak.


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The impact of the coronavirus pandemic in India and how the government is tackling itYesterday, a 76-year-old man from Karnataka become India’s first casualty due to the coronavirus. In this episode, we look at the measures that the government is taking to tackle the coronavirus pandemic in India. First Abantika Ghosh, talks about what it means for the WHO to declare the virus as a pandemic and the measures being taken by the Indian government. Next, Anuradha Mascarenhas, explains how the virus affects the body and whether the scientific community is hopeful for a vaccine. And last, Mihir Vasavda, tells us whether major sporting events this year, like IPL and the 2020 Olympics, would be impacted by the outbreak. 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 http://www.indianexpress.com/audio.