On Thursday, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced a $ 22.6 billion economic stimulus package to help the economy overcome the loss caused by Covid-19.
On its first closing day announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, India had a total of 649 confirmed coronavirus cases and 13 deaths. But what was the situation in countries with the highest coronavirus cases when they reached this number?
India Today's Data Intelligence Unit (IUD) took the top 10 countries infected with the coronavirus and mapped the number of deaths they had witnessed when they were near 650 cases (or when India began its three-week blockade).
Of the main infected countries, Iran had the highest number of deaths when it reached a figure close to 600. On February 29, the new coronavirus had infected 593 people and killed 43 in Iran.
In the United States of America, which has the third highest number of confirmed cases of Covid-19, the infection had killed 26 people when the number of confirmed cases reached 583.
China, which has the highest number of Covid-19 cases, had recorded 17 deaths when the number of cases reached 584 in the country on January 23, the same day that China closed the entire city of Wuhan, the province's capital. from Hubei, where the pandemic had originated.
Similarly, Italy had reported 17 deaths when it reached 665, Spain had 17 deaths when it reached 589.
However, countries like France (9), the United Kingdom (8), South Korea (5) had fewer deaths than India when their confirmed cases were around 600.
Interestingly, Germany, which has the fifth highest number of people infected with Covid-19, reported no deaths when it reached 639. Even with 40,000 confirmed cases, it only reported 229 deaths, giving it a death rate of 0.6 percent. .
Currently, there is no vaccine against Covid-19 and social distancing is sought as the only option to control the pandemic.
The IUD had previously reported that the top 42 infected countries had confined more than 2.2 billion people worldwide.
Interestingly, India locked up 1.2 billion people when it had nearly 600 cases. Italy blocked the entire country when the number of cases exceeded 9,000. Many countries with high infection rates are still mulling over a complete block.