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With country still at risk from the Covid pandemic, need for behavioural change at a large level is the only best cure available under current circumstances, Comment.

Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.

2. With country still at risk from the Covid pandemic, need for behavioural change at a large level is the only best cure available under current circumstances, Comment.  (250 words)

Reference: The Hindu 

Why the question:

The article talks about the current situation of the lockdown in the country and the dismal conditions caused due to the Covid pandemic.

Key Demand of the question:

One has to explain in detail how in such circumstances there is need to understand the importance of behavioural change among people.

Directive:

Comment– here we have to express our knowledge and understanding of the issue and form an overall opinion thereupon.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Though the over 2, 00,000 current novel coronavirus cases in India looks huge it is still modest for a country with a population of over 1.3 billion people.

Body:

In short first present the background of the situation. The measures taken in India, like the nationwide lockdown, had helped to slow transmission. The doubling time of cases in India was about three weeks at this stage. Hence, the increase in epidemic though not exponential is still growing.

Explain what the challenges are – Specific issues in India regarding a large amount of migration, the dense populations in the urban environment and the fact that many workers had no choice but to go to work every day could lead to a sudden spurt in the number of cases.

Discuss the importance of behavioural change in such circumstances. Quote relevant examples to justify the importance.  

Conclusion:

Conclude with way forward.