Indian government response to the COVID-19 pandemic

The government of India has initially responded to the COVID-19 pandemic in the country with thermal screenings of passengers arriving from China, the country from which the coronavirus disease 2019 originated, as well as other countries. As the pandemic progressed throughout the world, the Indian government began issuing recommendations regarding social distancing measures and also initiated travel and entry restrictions. Throughout March, several shutdowns and business closures were initiated, and by the end of the month, the Indian government ordered a widespread lockdown. Efforts were subsequently made to create an economic package, which was announced in May.


The government of India has initially responded to the COVID-19 pandemic in the country with thermal screenings of passengers arriving from China, the country from which the coronavirus disease 2019 originated, as well as other countries. As the pandemic progressed throughout the world, the Indian government began issuing recommendations regarding social distancing measures and also initiated travel and entry restrictions. Throughout March, several shutdowns and business closures were initiated, and by the end of the month, the Indian government ordered a widespread lockdown. Efforts were subsequently made to create an economic package, which was announced in May.
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