Can all state governments be asked to put out such clear press releases?
Even the ICMR statement at 10 am says 206 positive cases but ministry site shows only 195 as of noon.
Took 24 hours for the site to reflect Telangana cases!
*with details on recovery, discharge and deaths, if any
For EVERY state and EVERY district.
But the government has dodged and how.
Read this thread.
No complex questions.
The @MoHFW_INDIA was releasing such information initially but as the number of cases has risen, it has gone into an evasive mode.
What is it trying to hide?
*How many beds, ventilators, doctors, nurses ready to be deployed to fight #COVID2019 in every state
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The questions are still relevant – because sadly the government has still not expanded testing.
Many can – and should – also be addressed to state and district authorities.
In fact, so far, we have got more information at the state level.
So hope these questions are a resource that journalists across the country can use.
This is what we could all end up doing for days, weeks, months.
Let's work together to build pressure on governments at all levels in India to tell us what exactly is going on.