Coronavirus: Lockdown extended to 21 days in India!
India to be under complete lockdown for next 21 days starting midnight. Cases increasing day by day PM Modi tonight had gone live addressing the nation second time declaring complete lockdown for the next 21 day, major step taken by Indian government reducing the numbers. Rationalizing the decision Modi said it was a necessity owing the situation. Prime Minister who was seen a lot more active on social media past few weeks has warned people about social distancing and asked them to stay indoors for few days. Yet the majority can’t seem to fathom with his appeal and kept on dis-abiding the social distancing. This was the major reason why the PM declared a nation-wide lockdown however the Banks, ATMs, petrol pumps, grocery and ration shops will remain open. This may help India leading the battle against the deadly Coronavirus, which has claimed over 13,000 lives world over.
“If we don’t handle these 21 days well, then our country, your family will go backwards by 21 years,” said PM in his address to the nation.
He further adds that experts and the experience of countries fighting the deadly virus had made it clear that the social distancing is the only way to the COVID-19 epidemic. He has put a serious bar on citizens stepping out of their homes. India where the cases of coronavirus had surpassed 519, this step is extremely crucial. More than 200 million people have been on lockdown starting midnight, including all the major states like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Bangalore and Chennai. Unfortunately, any cure for coronavirus isn’t discovered yet. Though there are strenuous attempts of scientists to find something, nothing much has been in their luck. So, in this situation social distancing seems the only method combating the disease. Earlier we have seen China completely falling down and now Italy seems to the new epicenter. In such a situation India needs to be more prepared and attentive towards not letting the virus spread. As a citizen it is also important for us to abide by the laws the government had decided for us. Avoid public places and if you can’t at least wear a good mask. Take notes, because if the disease outbreaks in India, it would become even tougher to control than to cure.
Effect of coronavirus Lockdown on India economy
Corona virus can wreak havoc at the country’s economy within the coming days. The biggest effect of this international disaster is anticipated to be visible at the employment front. The risk has extended for contract people and daily wage employees. According to numerous recruitment agencies, the effect of corona virus has started displaying in non-prepared areas. If the scenario does not improve soon, appointments within the prepared region may decrease by 15-20 percent. Constantly ultimate malls, hotels, cinema halls, schools, colleges, empty stores are without a doubt indicating that now not only will the employment opportunities be limited within the coming days, but the entire financial system is at risk of slowing down. The effect of coronavirus inside the economic system has been felt globally. China, the epicentre of the virus is also a primary dealer of raw materials and components. The shutting of factories and manufacturing in China has wreaked havoc within the supply chain, main to a sharp boom within the charges of certain objects consisting of smartphones and appliances.
The corona virus may also have the greatest effect on personnel operating in sectors which includes hotels, excursions and travel, food, production and entertainment. Some organizations inclusive had too despatched some employees on go away as a precautionary degree and also refused to pay salaries bringing up recession. According to recruitment business enterprise Global Hunt India, the corona virus will have an immediate impact on the unorganized area, however if the situation stays the same for 2–3 months, then recruitment within the prepared quarter can decrease via 15–20%.
Chief Economic Advisor Krishnamurthy Subramanian has said that the next forty five days are very important. He says, “Only after April are we able to determine the exact impact of the Corona crisis. Government can take large steps to provide relief to the provider sector, in particular the people getting each day wages.