Pakistan’s ‘Dawn’ editor Fahd Hussain on Sunday praised how Uttar Pradesh’s handing of the coronavirus cases, saying the state did right. The Pakistani senior journalist also said that Uttar Pradesh was strict with lockdown to contain the spread of coronavirus.
While comparing Uttar Pradesh’s handling of coronavirus casualty rate with that of Pakistan, the Pakistani journalist said the Indian state has a lower mortality rate than Pakistan despite having roughly the same population profile.
“UP was strict with lockdown,” Fahd Hussain said.
“While Indian state of UP has lower mortality rate than Pakistan, Maharashtra has higher rate despite younger population & higher GDP/capita. We must know what UP did right & Maharashtra did wrong to learn right lessons.”
Hussain tweeted a graph to compare coronavirus death toll in Pakistan and that in Uttar Pradesh to explain how the two handled the pandemic.
As per the graph, Pakistan has a population of 208 million and Uttar Pradesh has 225 million. However, as per the graph Hussain tweeted, Pakistan’s death toll due to coronavirus much higher than that of UP.
The Pakistani editor said,
“Look at this graph carefully. It compares death rate of Pakistan and Indian state of UP. Both have roughly same population profile & literacy. Pakistan has lesser density/km and higher GDP/capita. UP was strict with lockdown. We were not. See difference in death rate.”