The whole country will not be locked again – Deputy Minister
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman (FM Nirmala Sitharaman) has given great information about the lockdown. The Finance Minister has said that the government has no plan to impose lockdown on a large scale, that is, like last year, the whole country will not be locked this year.
In an ‘online’ meeting with David Malpas, President of the World Bank Group, Sitharaman praised World Bank’s initiative to expand the scope of more credit facilities for development to India.
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Ministry gave information on TwitterThe Finance Ministry wrote on Twitter, “The Finance Minister has examined India’s five-pronged strategy to prevent the spread of the corona virus epidemic, including investigation, detection, treatment, vaccination and appropriate conduct to prevent the spread of Kovid-19.” Shared the steps taken from the side.
— Ministry of Finance (@FinMinIndia) April 13, 2021
Lockdown will not be imposed on a large scale
He said that despite the rapid spread of infection in the country for the second time, it is our clear stand that we are not going to impose ‘lockdown’ on a large scale. We do not want to bring the economy to a complete standstill. Measures will be taken to keep the kovid patients or family separate at the local level. The crisis will be dealt with through local control measures, lockdown will not be imposed.
Restrictions in Maharashtra
Let us tell you that the Chief Minister of Maharashtra Uddhav Thackeray has announced strict restrictions for eight days from Wednesday to Wednesday at 8 pm. The Chief Minister said that we are imposing strict restrictions which will be implemented from 8 pm tomorrow.
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1.8 lakh cases came in last 24 hours
In the second wave, the pace of infection has increased again in many states. These include states like Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Bengal. According to the Covid19India.org website, there have been more than 1.8 lakh cases of corona in the country in the last 24 hours. At the same time, the number of deaths in one day also reached above one thousand for the first time amid the second wave.