India saw a first time ever 3 digit spike in the confirmed cases pf covid 19 in the last 24 hours. The country could have seen at least 8,00,000 cases by April 15 if the lockdown was not imposed on time, the health Ministry said.
Lav Agarwal, the spokesperson of the health ministry said that the ICMR was not involved in conducting the estimation.A graph was displayed showing the projected growth of covid 19 cases for the country.
To fight Covid 19 lockdown and containment measures are important and if measures were not taken the country would have seen 2 lakh cases on Saturday.
ICMR was only involved in a modelling study publicized on March 23. The study did not involve no. of estimations. The ICMR recommended India to focus more on transmission in the community and quarentine instead of border control.
The centre justifies the steps saying thatthe establishment of containment zpnes were containing the widespread of the disease.