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'Failed lockdown': Rahul Gandhi attacks Modi govt over Covid-19 response

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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday said that the Centre’s countrywide lockdown had failed to rein in the coronavirus pandemic, as the total caseload of infections continue to rise unabated.

In a tweet, Gandhi posted an image showing five graphs that depicted how lockdowns in European countries – Italy, Spain, Germany and United Kingdom – had helped to bring down the number of daily cases. He said India had failed to flatten the new-case curve as effectively as other nations had. “This is what a failed lockdown looks like,” he tweeted.

India’s coronavirus cases are skyrocketing every day, putting it at the seventh place on the list of top 10 worst-hit nations. The country reported 2,26,770 coronavirus cases after a record daily jump of 9,851 new infections on Friday. Over 6,000 people have died due to the outbreak.