New Delhi: Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday urged the Center to impose a nationwide lockdown to control the spread of the coronavirus in the country.
According to him, the central government’s ‘inaction is causing many deaths’. However, he insisted that the ‘minimum income guarantee scheme for the weaker sections of society should be implemented when the lockdown is implemented’.
GOI doesn’t get it.— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) May 4, 2021
The only way to stop the spread of Corona now is a full lockdown- with the protection of NYAY for the vulnerable sections.
GOI’s inaction is killing many innocent people.
Incidentally, even White House Chief Medical Advisor Dr Anthony Fauci had recommended a nationwide lockdown during a recent interview with PTI. Dr Fauci said that ‘other countries like China, Australia and New Zealand had also imposed a complete lockdown for a limited period last year. He said that ‘there is no need to impose a lockdown for six months, a lockdown can also be imposed for a few weeks.
PM Modi’s stand on lockdown
Currently, there are 34,47,133 active cases of corona infection in India, while 1,66,13,292 people have recovered and 2,22,408 deaths have occurred. Addressing the people of the country on the status of Covid-19 on 20 April, PM Modi requested the state governments to ‘use lockdown only as a last resort. Emphasizing the need to “protect” India from lockdown, he said that instead, the focus should be on micro-content zones.
Also, he appealed to the youth to ensure that their family members avoid going out of the house without any valid reason. A total of 12,77,16,151 persons have been vaccinated in Maharashtra so far, out of which 2,83,99,716 have received the second dose of vaccine. It should be noted that many states such as Maharashtra, Delhi, Haryana and Karnataka have already imposed lockdown-like restrictions to prevent corona.
PM Modi said- “We have to save the country from lockdown. I would also urge the state governments to use the lockdown as a last resort. All efforts should be made to prevent lockdown. The focus should be on micro-content zones only. We will take care of the health of our economy as well as the health of the citizens. ”