Migrant workers and their families board a truck in Ahmedabad on March 25 to return to their villages after India orders a 21-day nationwide lockdown to limit the spreading of Covid-19. Photo: Reuters Migrant workers and their families board a truck in Ahmedabad on March 25 to return to their villages after India orders a 21-day nationwide lockdown to limit the spreading of Covid-19. Photo: Reuters
Migrant workers and their families board a truck in Ahmedabad on March 25 to return to their villages after India orders a 21-day nationwide lockdown to limit the spreading of Covid-19. Photo: Reuters
Philip Bowring
Opinion

Opinion

Philip Bowring

Road accidents are likely to kill more people than coronavirus. The world needs to keep perspective

  • Rich communities can fund collapsing businesses for a while. But can the developing world really enforce coronavirus lockdowns?
  • A balance should be struck between the threat of one disease and the social cost of measures against it

Migrant workers and their families board a truck in Ahmedabad on March 25 to return to their villages after India orders a 21-day nationwide lockdown to limit the spreading of Covid-19. Photo: Reuters Migrant workers and their families board a truck in Ahmedabad on March 25 to return to their villages after India orders a 21-day nationwide lockdown to limit the spreading of Covid-19. Photo: Reuters
Migrant workers and their families board a truck in Ahmedabad on March 25 to return to their villages after India orders a 21-day nationwide lockdown to limit the spreading of Covid-19. Photo: Reuters
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