Two weeks ago, PM Modi had advised the states to consider lockdown as the last option. However, due to the Corona virus, there is a furore all over the country. The pressure on the central government to impose a lockdown is increasing due to the number of hospitals filled with corona patients and the number of deaths increasing every day. The situation is that not only the country but also the leaders of foreign countries are calling the lockdown in India as the last option to overcome the Corona crisis. Even US President Joe Biden’s Chief Medical Advisor has advised India to impose a lockdown.
Will the lockdown only harm the economy?
Catherine Blish, an infectious diseases specialist at Stafford Medicine in California, says the biggest problem is the false narrative that only a full lockdown will harm the economy. They say that if a large population of yours is ill, then it is also not good for your economy.
What did America’s top medical advisor Fauchi say?
Top American Health Expert and White House Chief Medical Advisor Dr. Anthony Fauchi also expressed concern about the growing corona virus in India. He has advised that a nationwide lockdown should be imposed in India. In addition, vaccination should be done on a large scale and a large number of temporary hospitals should be built. He has also advised to take help of the army in dealing with the epidemic. He said that India should build field hospitals with the help of the army, such as are built during the time of war.
Total infection in India crosses 2 crores
Every day in the past week, Corona records new cases. The situation is that now the total number of corona infects in India has crossed 2 crores. On Tuesday, 3 lakh 82 thousand new cases of corona virus have been registered in India, while 3 thousand 786 people died due to this in one day. Let us know that in just 15 days more than 50 lakh new cases of infection have come.
Many states imposed complete lockdown, strict restrictions apply
Many states of the country have imposed complete lockdown due to unbridled corona virus and strict restrictions have been imposed in some cities. The entire lockdown has been imposed in states and union territories like Delhi, Bihar, Haryana, Odisha, Karnataka, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Puducherry. Also, partial lockdown, weekend lockdown in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Nagaland, Mizoram, Assam, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Kerala, Goa, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh Then, with strict restrictions like night curfew, an attempt is being made to control the corona.
Rahul Gandhi also demanded lockdown
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has been repeatedly demanding a lockdown in the country. He has said that the corona virus has reached such a stage in the country where there is no option other than full lockdown. Indian banker Uday Kotak has also demanded from the government to deploy the army to help patients and to impose sanctions to reduce the outbreak of Corona. He said that the government should consult with India as well as foreign experts on this issue.
What is the problem in locking the lockdown?
Some experts say a nationwide lockdown is not possible and could prove dangerous for the poor, who have already been most affected by the epidemic. The central government has left the decision on the states whether they want to impose lockdown or not. Australian pediatrician Kim Malholand says the lockdown will further exacerbate the crisis for those who work at the daily wage. Some experts say that instead of lockdown, local governments should stop activity in places where it is not possible to maintain social distance.