Is 49-day lockdown necessary to stop coronavirus resurgence?
Two Indian-origin researchers from the University of Cambridge in the UK have come up with a new mathematical model that predicts a flat 49-day nationwide lockdown -- or sustained lockdown with periodic relaxation extending over two months -- may be necessary to prevent COVID-19 resurgence in India.
"The overall jump in export demand for fruits and vegetables has increased by 15%. But we have seen the demand for raw turmeric jump by 300%," said Kaushal Khakhar, chief executive officer at Kay Bee Exports.
The covid-19 lockdown further threatens the housing sector that has already seen a rise in unsold inventory of houses across leading cities in the country, Anarock Property Consultants expects an annual decline of 25-35% in home sales (top seven cities) in 2020