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The pandemic had an impact on India, just as it had on other Asian countries. In this paper,
the first instance of COVID-19 infection in Kerala, India. On January 27, 2020, a 20-year-old
woman with a one-day history of dry cough and sore throat presented to the Emergency
Department of the General Hospital in Thrissur, Kerala. There was no fever, rhinitis, or
shortness of breath. She reported that she returned to Kerala from Wuhan, China, on
January 23, 2020, due to the COVID-19 outbreak there. She remained symptom-free
between January 23 and January 26. On the 27th, she awakened with a mild sore throat and
a dry cough. She did not indicate whether she had ever come into contact with a COVID-19
afflicted person. She did not attend the Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market, but she did
relate her train ride from Wuhan to Kunming, during which she saw persons with
respiratory problems in both the railway station and the train. Kerala State authorities
advised her to visit a medical facility if she developed any symptoms as a result of her trip to
China. [1]
The Indian government declared a 21-day statewide lockdown on March 24, 2020, in
response to the COVID-19 pandemic. All commercial, industrial, and transportation activity
was forced to halt during the 68-day lockdown. Since then, numerous state governments
have instituted curfews and lockdowns in areas where COVID-19 instances have increased
dramatically. According to the Oxford University-developed Stringency Index, India's
shutdown was among the toughest in the world. 1 Using three variables employment,
health, and nutrition and the central government's reaction in these areas, this article
analyses the impact on the country's most vulnerable inhabitants.
For three reasons, India, like all low-income countries, is particularly vulnerable in a
lockdown: first, it has a large proportion of households that rely on casual employment
about 20%; second, the size of its informal sector, which accounts for about 80% of its total
workforce and contributes over 50% of its GDP; and third, low median household savings.
In India, free COVID-19 vaccines began on January 16, 2021, and the government is asking
all residents to get vaccinated as part of the world's largest immunisation drive. Four of the
eight COVID-19 vaccines in clinical trials were created in India. India19 will be advised on all
aspects of COVID-19 vaccine administration by the National Expert Group on COVID-19
Vaccine Administration (NEGVAC). The COVID-19 vaccination will be given first to healthcare
staff, frontline workers, and people over 50 (with a priority for those over 60), followed by
people under 50 with comorbidities. The government has put together a panel of experts
from many sectors, including cancer, nephrology, pulmonology, and cardiology, to assess
the clinical criteria that should be used to prioritise patients with comorbidities for Covid-19
vaccination. Anyone with a congenital heart anomaly that causes pulmonary arterial
hypertension or end-stage kidney disease should see a doctor, according to the committee.

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