The Indian economy’s 7.5% Q2 contraction was expected but marginally positive as it’s better than the 8-11% forecast. It’s a mechanical change from Q1 as economic activity resumed after the lockdown. With infections rising in parts of the country, stress needs to be on safety measures to avoid fresh disruption.
R Value crossing 1 ominous. India must get its focus & masks back to get through winter
India’s Covid R value crossing 1 is bad news. Besides Delhi, it’s Mumbai, Pune, Maharashtra that are behind this setback. Experts say it’s too early to call this the beginning of second wave but the signs are ominous. India needs to get its focus, masks back to get through winter.