Updated: October 19, 2020 3:33:44 am
The coronavirus epidemic in India may have already peaked and, if the usage of masks and physical distancing measures continue at the current level, the disease will likely “run its course” by February next year, a government-appointed committee of scientists has said.
The committee, headed by Prof M Vidyasagar of IIT Hyderabad, used a new model to map the trajectory of the epidemic in the country. Its key finding is that the disease seems to have peaked in the middle of
September, when the number of active cases touched 10.17 lakh. This number has been declining steadily for the last one month, and the…