An Indian youth in front of a poster of Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a lockdown in Bangalore on May 1. Although the country's initial 21-day lockdown was extended, case numbers have continued to climb. Photo: EPA-EFE An Indian youth in front of a poster of Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a lockdown in Bangalore on May 1. Although the country's initial 21-day lockdown was extended, case numbers have continued to climb. Photo: EPA-EFE
An Indian youth in front of a poster of Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a lockdown in Bangalore on May 1. Although the country's initial 21-day lockdown was extended, case numbers have continued to climb. Photo: EPA-EFE
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Rukmini S

On Covid-19, India’s Narendra Modi is no Donald Trump or Jair Bolsonaro, but the country’s coronavirus outlook is grim

  • India’s prime minister imposed one of the strictest lockdowns in the world on his country, but a few weeks or even months was never going to make up for health-sector upgrades that should have taken place years earlier

An Indian youth in front of a poster of Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a lockdown in Bangalore on May 1. Although the country's initial 21-day lockdown was extended, case numbers have continued to climb. Photo: EPA-EFE An Indian youth in front of a poster of Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a lockdown in Bangalore on May 1. Although the country's initial 21-day lockdown was extended, case numbers have continued to climb. Photo: EPA-EFE
An Indian youth in front of a poster of Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a lockdown in Bangalore on May 1. Although the country's initial 21-day lockdown was extended, case numbers have continued to climb. Photo: EPA-EFE
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Rukmini S

Rukmini S

Rukmini S is a Chennai-based independent data journalist. She is the former Data Editor of The Hindu and Huffington Post India