Episode 67: The Karnataka Model

Hello and welcome to The Moving Curve. I’m Rukmini, a data journalist based in Chennai. Every night on this mini-cast, I consider one question around the novel coronavirus epidemic in India. Tonight I’m considering this one — what are Bangalore and Karmataka doing right?

The ICMR study is here.

My reporting on the data in it is here and here.

Arun Dev’s article for The Quint is here.

Laxman Singh and Tabassum Barnagarwala’s article for The Indian Express on contact tracing failing in Mumbai is here.

Ranjani Madhavan’s article for The New Indian Express is here.

This is of course not the complete story. Much as in Kerala, the story of the containment of a disease in India is never one without controversial or heavy-handed measures. Karnataka is also seeing a small spike at the moment and cases are doubling faster than in the country on average. But there’s no doubt that if there’s one big city to look at to learn lessons about contact tracing and quarantining — lessons perhaps for the world, and not just India — it is Bangalore.

Thank you for listening. This episode was edited by Anand Krishnamoorthi. Tomorrow — a new question.

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