It doesn’t look like the COVID-19 pandemic will end anytime soon. According to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare India’s death rate is around 3.1 per cent and the recovery rate is more than 20 per cent. The government claims that this is better than most other countries and it may be due to the success of the lockdown as well as the national containment strategy. The average number of days it took for cases to double in the country was 9.1 days. But now the daily growth rate of the virus has dipped to 6 per cent.