Probably the same reason all of Asia is comparatively low. People follow the rules. Rules say wear masks and limit groupings.
I don't think you can lump India in with the rest of Asia in that way.
I don’t think you can be that dismissive of the importance of cultural differences in adherence to safety measures. The US stands almost alone (and not in a good way) on this.
lol, clearly you have never been to India.
This. They took a very hard line early on and people actually followed the rules.
Do you have a source for this? This article says they had initial lockdown in May but had to loosen it up. For most places, including UK and Germany, when they loosened initial lockdowns cases rose again.
Initially, the country took some of the strictest measures anywhere to slow the spread of the coronavirus, including placing all 1.3 billion citizens under a . But the measures were brutally hard on the poorest Indians. Some of the restrictions were lifted in early May to help revive the economy, including allowing construction and plantation work to resume and many shops to reopen.
My friends in Jaipur got it in December but couldn't get tested.
So why was testing high and then went low again? Did you see the curve?
would be shocked if they were accurately counting, and had an accurate handle on diagnosis, treatment, recovery/death numbers, etc.
But what happened? If you want to explain the low current numbers, then why were they initially tracking it well and then just drop-off?
Do you think it's the same for Africa? Other than South Africa, there's almost no Covid reported on the entire continent. Just a reporting issue, or some other reason??
(1) very little testing, (2) much more of an outdoor culture (warm weather, not a lot of a/c)
then why was it initially going up? All of these answers are just addressing why it might be low now, not why it went up and then down.
I do think that people in India are taking the precautions quite seriously. This, coupled with a lot of testing and medications to treat Covid once sick, instead of just telling the patients to watch at home, have contributed to fewer cases and lower mortality rate. I have relatives in India, and know that they have been taking a lot of precautions. I know two people who got Covid, with mild symptoms, but they were medically treated in a hospital and have no lasting side effects.
I'm the OR who posted this question in January, and it's interesting to see how this has developed. https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2021/04/22/989768074/how-india-went-from-a-ray-of-hope-to-a-world-record-for-most-covid-cases-in-a-da?