Prasad on India’s pandemic

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Canada Research Chair Ash Prasad of RRU’s School of Business discussed the COVID-19 situation in India and the impact a lockdown may have on the country’s poorest citizens with CNN reporter Aditi Sangal.

Here’s some of what he had to say:

Ajnesh Prasad, a professor and Canada Research Chair in the School of Business at Royal Roads University, said only a "certain class of individuals" had the luxury to stay at home and maintain social distance.

"If we talk about the urban poor, it's impossible for them to observe these directives," Prasad said. "They will tell you that observing these directives would be tantamount to starving themselves to death."

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