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Is Pakistan really handling the pandemic better than its rival?

1 October 2020

Whereas India’s burden is still rising by 70,000 new cases a day, Pakistan’s caseload seems to have peaked three months ago. Its daily total of new cases has remained in the mere hundreds since early August. Serological studies, which detect covid antibodies rather than active infections, have in both countries suggested a vast gap between actual and declared caseloads. Zulfiqar Bhutta, Professor at the Aga Khan University in Karachi advises against complacency: "At this point in time nobody should be crowing, and nobody should be declaring game over."