Actions India must take against COVID-19
Completely stop all train travel. This may seem drastic like it taxes the poor the most but actually it will protect the poor. India’s trains are not only hotbeds for spreading the virus but will also affect so far unaffected districts and cities
I would also place severe restrictions on air travel. It spreads the virus rapidly because those affected but not showing symptoms yet are willing and able to travel and unknowingly spread the virus
Govt should issue a mandate to shut all schools, colleges, temples, movie theaters etc. this needs to happen on a war footing. People still don’t understand the extend of how infectious the virus is and how quickly it can spread
India needs mobile testing vans. It has had great success with mobile vans during the polio vaccine drive and in some regions for cataracts etc. this is the best way to ensure that hospitals are not overburdened
Convert school buildings to temporary quarantine centers immediately. This way every single district is ensured a quarantine center with running water and basic facilities
India’s major disadvantage is that hundreds of millions still do not have access to piped water and good sanitation facilities. If water sources like wells etc get contaminated, it would be catastrophic. And states like UP, Bihar, Jharkhand and MP are most at risk with water
Local Jal Boards needs to activate mobile water delivery - as done in peak summer or drought regions. This is the most crucial because washing hands is still the most effective precaution more
Best way to increase immunity is do excerise at least half an hour.
Other steps taken are also good.
Protect yourself to save others more