Logical Reasoning - Course of Action - Discussion

In each question below is given a statement followed by two courses of action numbered I and II. You have to assume everything in the statement to be true and on the basis of the information given in the statement, decide which of the suggested courses of action logically follow(s) for pursuing.

Give answer

  • (A) If only I follows
  • (B) If only II follows
  • (C) If either I or II follows
  • (D) If neither I nor II follows
  • (E) If both I and II follow.


Statement: A large number of people visiting India from country X have been tested positive for carrying viruses of a killer disease.

Courses of Action:

  1. The government of India should immediately put a complete ban on people coming to India from country X including those Indians who are settled in country X.
  2. The government of India should immediately set up detection centres at all its airports and seaports to identify and quarantine those who are tested positive.

[A]. Only I follows
[B]. Only II follows
[C]. Either I or II follows
[D]. Neither I nor II follows
[E]. Both I and II follow

Answer: Option B


Clearly, the non-infected persons should not be debarred from visiting India. So, only course II follows.

Glen Willis said: (Jun 15, 2014)  
This depends on the cost of the testing versus the risks and benefits of the allowing the visitors. There is a risk the testing is not 100% accurate and people could be exposed and die. In real life this situation has been met with total bans and/or testing.

Jaydev said: (Oct 6, 2014)  
Course 1 follows definitely. Country X is found to be source of affected person. Therefore, all efforts should be targeted to checking person coming from Country X. This checking arrangement may take some time and resources while becoming functional. Therefore, as of now there should be immediate ban on person coming from that country.

Matt said: (Jul 4, 2018)  
I agree @Jaydev -.

The priority should be reducing the chance of contamination. Allowing groups of people to travel from Country X would result in further infection and transmission to India unless all travellers were screened before departure.

Patel said: (Jul 27, 2018)  
But what if that person has arrived for treatment?

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