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BEIJING: The Indian economy is “remarkably unscathed,” while major economies around the world are dealing with “severe consequences” due to the increase in coronavirus cases, Chinese state media said on Thursday.

“The second most populous country in the world with 1.3 billion people had reported just over 130 cases of coronavirus and three deaths on Tuesday, in stark contrast to the explosive number of cases worldwide and despite its proximity to groups of Massive viruses in Asia and relatively unsophisticated public health system, “an article in the Global Times stated.

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“As major economies around the world grapple with the dire consequences of the global coronavirus pandemic that continues to show no signs of declining, an emerging economy has remained remarkably unscathed: India,” he said.

The article stresses that the Indian case is “encouraging” at a time when thousands of people have died as a result of the virus and hundreds of thousands of lives are potentially at risk.

However, he said: “That does not mean that India is not facing economic or public health risks, particularly because many governments around the world, including those in the US and Europe, appear to have lost control of the pandemic and not they have managed to come out with any solid plan to protect their economies. ”

As of Thursday, 173 cases of COVID-19 were reported in India.

The article added: “Make no mistake, if the pandemic continues to worsen and the world economy collapses, India will not be saved if adequate preventive measures are not taken.”

Meanwhile, China continues to grapple with the rising death toll that rose to 3,245 on Wednesday with eight more deaths.

Times of India