The economy cannot be shut for eternity: Delhi government rules out the possibility of another lockdown Delhi government has ruled out the possibility of another lockdown, stating that the economy cannot be shut forever. Health minister Satyendar Jain on Wednesday said that we could not keep the economy shut for an indefinite period as the existence of millions depends on it.
Delhi that has been witnessing a record-breaking spike accounted for more than 4000 new cases in a day. It has occurred for the first time since the outbreak of the pandemic. Instead of the situation getting better, the national capital region has gone in reverse gear.
The minister further stated that it is a time of extreme caution and not panic. Therefore, this should be the response of the city instead of citizens running around haywire about the situation. The people of Delhi should exercise greater alertness and responsibility in public places.
With the highest single-day spike so far, the region’s tally breached the two-lakh mark, while the death toll mounted to 4,638. Over 11.54 lakh Covid-19 tests have been conducted so far in a span of 24 hours. India’s cumulative test count has gone up to 5.18 crore, while during a similar period, more than 75,000 patients have recovered from the disease.
A few days ago, India became the second country after the United States for the number of cases reported. Unless the citizens do not adhere to social distancing rules, the pandemic will stay with us for a long time.
Recently, the Delhi metro opened up for its citizens. However, the services have been reinstated, keeping public safety in mind while complying with social distancing norms. Several countries have claimed that the vaccine for coronavirus is under development. However, Russia became the first country to register it with the World Health Organisation (WHO).