All social distancing norms went down the drain on Tuesday night: Virologist
March 26, 2020  10:29
On Tuesday, March 24, Prime Minister Narendra Damodardas Modi called for a 21-day lockdown of the country in an attempt to curb the spread of coronavirus. Will this lockdown help in the battle against the virus is a question that many are asking.


"From a scientific perspective a 28-day lockdown is good, but, of course, the government has other things to worry about, like the economy and logistics," Dr Shahid Jameel, virologist and chief executive officer at the Wellcome Trust/India-DBT Alliance, a research funding agency supported by the United Kingdom and the Indian government, tells Syed Firdaus Ashraf/Rediff.com.
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