In the first four months after the pandemic spread to India, there was a complete national lockdown and creation of containment zones across the city, especially in the densely populated Peths of the city. Was this national lockdown necessary? Absolutely.
Infection numbers are declining in a number of cities and states, but does this really mean a decline in the pandemic? What are the best indicators for assessing a decline or flare-up? A look at the importance of measures such as test positivity and case fatality ratio in assessing the progression of the epidemic.