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Massive thread on events leading to the #lockdown begins now. Misinformation shredder thread.
1st case in India 30th Jan 2020 medical student who returned from Wuhan. 2nd &3rd case 2nd and 3rd Feb 2020. All three Wuhan university medical students.
[2/n] All flights from and 2 china suspended by 4th February. All passengers screened. BTW I was required to fill symptoms & travel related forms on 10th Jan 2020 while returning from Guangzhou. This implies the Indian Govt was keeping a tight vigil and knew something we didnt.
[3/n] Links to all flights suspended
This is the mail I Got from IndiGo 6E on orders from the Government of India.
[4/n] First batch of Indians rescued. One of them was my own Cousin. She spent 15 days after this at Quarantine center near Delhi.
[5/n] Feb 20, 2020.
[6/n] in the meanwhile BBC's shenanigans part 1. Its in love with the word "says"as if BBC doesnt do fact check before reporting. Meanwhile more cases spread in the UK and recoveries were low. But,India's system lacks credibility. There is more gold, but, thats reserved for later
[7/n] Meanwhile, 15 Italian tourists bring virus back to India.
[8/n] Until 3rd March we had 5 cases of which 3 had recovered. Around 6th/7th March 15 Italians tourists and cluster spread due to them were traced.
[9/n] The spread started to happen and authorities started making plans to check community spread. While at it since Jan 15th everyone entering India were being check and tracked.
This article from 17th March 2020
[10/n] 19th March 2020, call for a Democratic self imposed curfew.
[11/n] 22nd March Article by BBC.
[12/n] Same 22nd March 2020 article tells us that the govt was preparing its citizens for a long haul shutdown.
[13/n] PIB broadcast & release notes for all media houses and Indian citizens. same information was broadcasted through radio. Majority of Migrant workers have access t Radio, Smartphones and News channels.
[14/n]Essential goods and home delivery of food items exempted from lockdown. All major news channels and Radio stations were briefed by Govt on the 23rd march 2020 what would be exempted under lockdown as per a report by ANI.
[15/n] Addendum on 26th March to SOP's issued on 24th and 25th march 2020
[16/n] Here is the news on how the Delhi state mislead people, which lead to migrant crisis.
aninews.in/news/national/…
[17/n] Here is the relief package for the poor by the ministry
So BBC sensationalizing doesnt help.
[18/n] 17th march 2020 so let me try to furnish more information how the governments were preparing to deal with COVID-19 crisis i.e the pro-poor measure.
theweek.in/news/india/202…
[19/n] Pan India pro poor cash transfers and benefits
[20/n] 26th march 2020 Pan India free cooking gas for poor till June
economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/energ…
[21/n] Mar 26 2020, free grains per person per month till June2020. Point to be noted these are extra other than what they are already receiving economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/economy/p…
[22/n] Update on 31st march 2020; 320,000 beds or 3.2 Lakh isolation beds on the Indian railways on the move.
[23/n] So this not even half of the prep done by the Indian govt, I dont think now I should bother to show when and where BBC indulged in misleading, selective reporting, and sensationalism?
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