CONTEXTS

Rising Number of Cases (Haven’t Attained Peak)
Testing Capacity (Testing per Million is Low)
Economy: Is it even good for Economy?

SOME STATES SAW THEIR WORST

Maharashtra reported 2,436 new cases, taking its tally to 80,229, while the number of deaths rose to 2,849 after 139 more people died from the virus infection.
Karnataka also registered its highest single-day spike of more than 500 new COVID-19 cases.
Tamil Nadu recorded 1,438 new cases and 12 deaths on Friday.
Kerala recorded its first ever three-digit surge for a single day with its tally rising by iii to reach 1,699.

WHAT ABOUT RENT COSTS?


“This is worse than lockdown. Bars have been told to remain closed, while restaurants need to shut by g:oopm. That means we need to start taking last orders by 6:3o-7:oopm in restaurants, which do most of their business at night. Do you know how much that business that works out to,” asks Capital restaurateur Priyank Sukhija rhetorically, before calculating out the depressing total.

LACK OF CLARITY DOESN’T ENSURE ECONOMY WILL RESTART


“This is something we have been waiting for and now that it’s happening in a week, we should have been unambiguously happy. But currently there is a lack of clarity over whether restaurants with bar licences will be allowed to open at all, or whether they can open without serving liquor,” says A.D. Singh, managing director of the F&B company Olive Group, which runs popular restaurants such as the Olive Bar and Kitchen, Soda BottleOpenerWala and Toast and Tonic across major Indian cities.

SOME STATES SAW THEIR WORST

Maharashtra reported 2,436 new cases, taking its tally to 80,229, while the number of deaths rose to 2,849 after 139 more people died from the virus infection.
Karnataka also registered its highest single-day spike of more than 500 new COVID-19 cases.
Tamil Nadu recorded 1,438 new cases and 12 deaths on Friday.
Kerala recorded its first ever three-digit surge for a single day with its tally rising by iii to reach 1,699.

WHAT ABOUT RENT COSTS?


“This is worse than lockdown. Bars have been told to remain closed, while restaurants need to shut by g:oopm. That means we need to start taking last orders by 6:3o-7:oopm in restaurants, which do most of their business at night. Do you know how much that business that works out to,” asks Capital restaurateur Priyank Sukhija rhetorically, before calculating out the depressing total. Covid 19 led LOCKDOWN ends in India

LACK OF CLARITY DOESN’T ENSURE ECONOMY WILL RESTART


“This is something we have been waiting for and now that it’s happening in a week, we should have been unambiguously happy. But currently there is a lack of clarity over whether restaurants with bar licences will be allowed to open at all, or whether they can open without serving liquor,” says A.D. Singh, managing director of the F&B company Olive Group, which runs popular restaurants such as the Olive Bar and Kitchen, Soda BottleOpenerWala and Toast and Tonic across major Indian cities.

RURAL CHALLENGE

A surge in cases in villages and small towns could prove to be a tremendous challenge for Indian authorities as the country’s rural areas are ill-equipped to deal with the pandemic.

YOUR OPINION

Do you think India is pre-maturely opening up its economy, while not caring about people’s lives?

Covid 19 led LOCKDOWN ends in India