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India covid India’s failed lockdown: devastating the poor, weakening the fight against COVID-19

A large-scale migration of people during the lockdown will only spread infections rapidly across the country. Meanwhile, food and other supplies are drying up as supply chains are slowly coming apart under pressure.

Dispatches from India Ep 3: Lockdown: Migrant workers’ struggle to survive #COVID19 Dispatches from India Ep 3: Lockdown: Migrant workers’ struggle to survive

We also take a look at the issues faced by disabled people during the lockdown and how journalists are facing the ‘double lockdown’ in Kashmir.

delhi migrants As India locks down, the poor and migrant workers are shut out

With the hasty imposition of the world’s largest 21-day-lockdown by the Indian government led by Narendra Modi, fear, anxiety and desperation has gripped the entire country. The abrupt decision has been especially hard on the poor and daily wage earners

We must make sure hunger does not emerge as a bigger killer

We talk to Vijoo Krishnan on the issues being faced by Indian farmers during the COVID-19 pandemic and the steps the government needs to take.

COVID-19: know it so that we can fight it

A successful fight against the COVID-19 pandemic needs to be fought by understanding the disease and uniting the people. This is the lesson that the divisive Modi government in India refuses to learn

India Israel ties We need hospitals, not Israeli guns

Amid the COVID-19 crisis, the Indian government signed a 880 crore rupee (USD 116 million) deal with Israel for 16,479 Negev Light Machine Guns. This is even as doctors in many parts of India are struggling without adequate personal protective equipment

How is Kerala tackling the Coronavirus pandemic?

The southern state in India is one of the few regions in the world which proactively responded to the COVID-19 threat.

COVID-19 DYFI Communist youth in Kerala are in the forefront of the battle against COVID-19

Activists of leftist youth organizations, including the Democratic Youth Federation of India, have helped operationalize facilities for the treatment of patients, and set up hand washing facilities in many villages and towns

An often overlooked region of India is a beacon to the world for taking on the Coronavirus

The Southern Indian state of Kerala has led the way in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic enacting key public health measures as well as economic and social measures to protect the population

We also speak to Newsclick’s Editor-in-chief Prabir Purkayastha on the spread of the disease and India’s strategy to cope with it. In our last story, we look into the curious case of a former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court being nominated by the president to the upper house of parliament just four months after his retirement. Dispatches From India Ep 2: Contractual Workers and Coronavirus Pandemic, and more…

We also speak to Newsclick’s Editor-in-chief Prabir Purkayastha on the spread of the disease and India’s strategy to cope with it. In our last story, we look into the curious case of a former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court being nominated by the president to the upper house of parliament just four months after his retirement.

Coronavirus India Two basic lessons from the coronavirus pandemic

The overall lesson is to reverse the direction in which neoliberalism has forced us and introduce a universal public healthcare system and a public distribution system. Otherwise several precious lives will be needlessly lost.

Covid-19 Pandemic Poses Fundamental Challenges to all Societies

Quick and widespread testing and quarantine will help tackle the spread of Covid-19, not ultra-nationalism or hyper-capitalism.

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