People wearing face masks as a preventive measure against the Covid-19 novel coronavirus walk past closed shops in a market area in New Delhi on March 23, 2020. Photo: AFP

Coronavirus: India’s worst-case scenario is two in 10 people infected but most cases would be mild

  • US-based expert Ramanan Laxminarayan originally said his model showed six in 10 of the population or 800 million people could get the Covid-19 illness but revised his projections in light of new measures being taken
  • The actual outcome depends on whether India’s transmission pattern will be similar to the grim situation in Italy and Iran
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
People wearing face masks as a preventive measure against the Covid-19 novel coronavirus walk past closed shops in a market area in New Delhi on March 23, 2020. Photo: AFP
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