The Coronavirus is currently raging around India. We are facing a full India lockdown till April 14, 2020. The question is, will the Prime Minister stick to his original date?
The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi held forth on the particular issue in a high-level video conference with other political leaders today. But he indicates that most of the suggestions are for an extension of India lockdown. Some suggest lifting the lockdown, but not at one go. This is in order to combat the spread of the infection more efficiently.
The Prime Minister held this meeting by a video conference with political leaders of parties having at least 5 MPs in the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha. According to some authorities, the government is planning all possible options now. Another meeting with chief ministers is going to take place on April 11.
#CoronavirusOutbreak: #India has added 533 new cases of #COVID19, bringing its official virus count to 5,311. With a severe shortage of #Medical equipment and only 102 tests per 1 million people, @narendramodi's "lockdown" is indeed a #LockdownWithoutPlan.pic.twitter.com/aaB8lnKAtp
— Prof. Steve Hanke (@steve_hanke) April 7, 2020
When will India Lockdown be over?
It is likely that an extension of at least 2 more weeks of nationwide lockdown is possible. India lockdown will be completing its 21 day period on April 14. Many state governments and health experts are requesting an extension of the lockdown. The Central government is also thinking in the same direction.
This development came into existence after Modi urged states to find an exit strategy. But many states think such a plan is too challenging, as an outbreak is hardly slowing down. Telangana CM admits, “lockdown is the only weapon to control the spread of Coronavirus”.
India’s total tally of COVID-19 cases stands at around 5,200 as of today. The death toll stands at 114. Here is a state-wise tally given below:
Modi wants his countrymen to be ready for a long battle against the Coronavirus pandemic.
Without any vaccine, social distancing is the best way to curb the spread of the disease.
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