A new investigation reported by Nitin Sethi and Mridula Chari of The Reporters’s Collective reveals that a week after the Indian government coercively imposed a country-wide lockdown on March 24 to buy itself time to fight the Covid-19 crisis, its top scientists recommended a step-by-step scientific process that would lead to the lifting of the lockdown. They suggested how the government must monitor the spread of the virus and under what conditions it should relax the lockdown restrictions. Did the government follow that?
Production: Suno India
Reporters: Nitin Sethi and Mridula Chari