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Think Indian Government is handling covid-19 well? You are wrong.

I know two people who arrived from Spain on 20th March, only one of them was quarantined that too for a day.

(1/n) #Coronaindia
On 31 Jan, one day after the first COVID-19 case in India, the govt’s directorate general of foreign trade issued a notification prohibiting the export of all PPE.

But on 8 February, the govt amended the order, allowing the export of surgical masks, gloves

(2/n) #Coronaindia
Heads of 2 associations of PPE manufacturers told Scroll that the govt. had not placed any substantial orders with the members

It didn't publicly issue clear standards for the design, quality & testing of Covid-19 safety gear w/o which manufacturers can't begin production

On learning that the body coveralls - the most expensive item - was already ordered, the two associations were taken by surprise.

“Except for a few companies, none of our member companies have received any orders from HLL for protective equipment,”

(4/n) #Coronaindia
The above two Tweets are taken from this article:…

More information apart from this article below, I am expecting this to be a long thread as I write.

(5/n) #Coronaindia
While we were busy fighting the covid-19 and the tanking economy, the Govt. notified land-use change to build new Parliament House and other Govt. building.

This will cost us 20,000 crore and only 15,000 crore was allocated for healthcare to fight covid-19.

(6/n) #CoronaIndia
Till 18th March the export of certain masks, ventilators, the raw material for masks, coveralls was allowed. This was way after the time, we had realized that covid-19 threat is serious.

This stinks of crony capitalism.

(7/n) #Coronaindia
On 22nd March, when we observed a spike in the cases, Indian Govt. bought weapons worth $116 millions from Israel.

Modi chose 'false sense of superiority'over Public Health.

(8/n) #Coronaindia
The police brutality on citizens is doing rounds all over the Internet. There has been no direction from the home ministry to curb this brutality. A lot of people have to leave their houses for essential reasons, but the police would beat them left and right.

(9/n) #Coronaindia
Modi knew at least a week before the lockdown that it will be implemented. He still chose to announce it only 4hrs before.

He was so self-absorbed and blinded by the camera and his need for publicity, that he had to wait till the end to announce the lockdown

(10/n) #Coronaindia
India did not stockpile COVID protective equipment for health workers despite clear WHO guidelines. The guidelines were submitted as early as 27th Feb.

(11/n) #Coronaindia
India sent Covid-19 protective gear to Serbia. The health ministry said that they had no knowledge about it. This happened after the export of PPE was banned.

(12/n) #Coronaindia
Not directly related to the Central Govt. but none of the BJP ruled states are even in top 5 in the number of tests on Covid-19.

(13/n) #coronaupdatesindia #coronavirusinindia
4 lakh rapid test kits bound for Tamil Nadu diverted to the USA. This wouldn't have happened if Modi was competent. Modi partially lifted the export ban on hydroxychloroquine for Trump btw.…

(14/n) #Coronaindia #lockdown #LockdownExtended
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