A Good Example ın the Coronavirus Struggle India

The coronavirus cases are almost non-existing in India, which has the highest levels of risk parameters in the world in terms of hygiene and air pollution!

While the world is hopeless and desperate in the fight against the new coronavirus (COVID-19), experts and scientists are researching for the structure of the coronavirus, its global threat rate and its treatment. In the meantime, the coronavirus cases are almost non-existing in India, which has the highest levels of risk parameters in the world in terms of hygiene and air pollution! So, how does India achieve this? The realities of the Indian Subcontinent are the answer to this question.


Nowadays, we have begun to question the place and importance of hygiene, modern life and luxury in our lives. We also had to learn what our immune system feeds on or what are the factors suppressing this system. Declared as a pandemic, the coronavirus peaked all over the world in about two and a half months and the fact that India hasn’t been affected much from the virus changed everything. While being confused, sick and exhausted; the whole world started to ask: How does India defeat the coronavirus?

When we look at the answer to this question, there are many effective factors for the disruption of the virus spread such as seasonal conditions, average age,  urban-rural population rate, traditional dietary habits and awareness level in India. And the most important factor is the seasonal conditions. Today, the average temperature in India is 25-30 degrees and this partially reduces the surviving ability of the virus. Higher temperature rates when compared to the rest of the world prevent a potential disaster. Another important factor is that the country’s average age is 27 and the rural population rate is 70 percent. Almost one billion people live in rural areas, namely, agricultural regions with strong immunity. And only 400 million people live in cities. In European countries, on the other hand, the situation is completely the opposite in terms of rural-urban population rates and average age. When the immune system problems and cold weather conditions are added to the elderly population, European countries become more vulnerable.


The traditional dietary habits of Indians also stand out in the fight against the coronavirus. Instead of fast food, people choose to eat vegetables, tropical fruits, toxin-releasing and vitamin-C spices in daily life. Thus, India’s colourful and rich gastronomic culture provides important tips on how to stop the spread of the virus.

Factors such as seasonal conditions, average age, urban-rural population rate, dietary habits and awareness level in India help the country defeat the virus


The Indian Government took quick and reasonable actions for the virus. The country was at risk due to its geographic proximity to China and the government brought the pandemic under control by shutting down the schools and plazas and creating 66 international accredited laboratories. And those who tested positive or had symptoms of the disease were quarantined. India declared the world’s largest curfew, which lasted 21 days and covered 1.3 billion people. In the meantime, great importance was attached to social distancing. In this way, the number of casualties in India with a population of 1.4 billion was only 10 in the coronavirus outbreak. This great achievement of the Indian people will continue to be a concrete example for European countries.

Turkey – India Business Council Chairperson Tevfik Dönmez

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

Start typing and press Enter to search