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Hunger May Kill More People Than COVID-19 If Lockdown Continues, Says Narayana Murthy

When the nationwide lockdown was imposed in India, many experts and Economists opined that the lockdown results in more damage to the poor people in the country, and the economy will also face tough times if the same continues to happen.

Now Infosys co-founder NR Narayana Murthy joined the list of the opposers of the lockdown and reciprocated the same opinion and said that if the extending lockdown might take more lives than the COVID-19 pandemic.

He said that if the existing lockdown in the country gets extended, the country might witness more number of deaths with the hunger than that of the COVID-19 virus.

''What is important for us to understand is that India cannot continue in this situation for too long. Because at some point of time, deaths due to hunger will far outweigh deaths due to coronavirus,'' Narayana Murthy said.

''When you look at 9 million people dying a year, and when you compare it with the death of 1,000 people in past two months, obviously it is not as much as a panic we think it is,'' he maintained

 

 

SOURCE : TUPAKI

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