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The BBC report quoting Singh said India followed what other nations were doing and “perhaps a lockdown at that stage was an inevitable choice”.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Centre should take steps to undo economic disruption: Manmohan Singh

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 11, 2020 04:37 AM IST
The former PM and the senior Congress leader warned that the disruptions due to the lockdown to prevent infections would lead to a prolonged slowdown and that it was important to strategise the response, including by measures such as offering credit guarantees to businesses and making financial institutions more robust.
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Passengers wearing protective face masks at the departure hall of the high speed train station in Hong Kong on January 23, 2020.(AP Photo)
Passengers wearing protective face masks at the departure hall of the high speed train station in Hong Kong on January 23, 2020.(AP Photo)

Coronavirus toll up at 25, WHO calls it ‘emergency in China, not world’

By Reuters | Geneva/Beijing
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2020 05:21 PM IST
it was a “bit too early” to consider the outbreak a “Public Health Emergency of International Concern,” WHO Emergency Committee panel chair Didier Houssin said after the body met in Geneva. Such a designation would have required countries to step up the international response.
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An airport staff member uses a temperature gun to check people leaving Wuhan Tianhe International Airport, January 21, 2020(AP)
An airport staff member uses a temperature gun to check people leaving Wuhan Tianhe International Airport, January 21, 2020(AP)

Why it is important to tackle coronavirus now | HT Editorial

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2020 06:21 AM IST
Like H1N1 , ebola, zika and polio, the new virus can wreck lives and economies
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