India is losing people not just to the COVID-19 but also to the coronavirus lockdown. On April 15, India’s Covid-19 death toll was 405. However, as India extends the country-wide lockdown, there is a statistic that no one seems to be focusing on – the human cost of the lockdown. Nearly 200 people have reportedly died because of the lockdown.
Based on a dataset created by researchers Thejesh GN, Kanika Sharma and Aman, Indian news website theprint.in reported that 195 or more people have died of the lockdown.