The Centre on Tuesday (September 15) responded in writing to Congress chief Manish Tiwari’s query why the nationwide lockdown was imposed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on simply 4 hours discover.
The authorities mentioned that this step was taken on the advice of specialists as there was a hazard of unfold of coronavirus COVID-19 because of the motion of individuals.
Congress MP Tiwari had requested, “What are the reasons due to which the lockdown was imposed on only four hours notice on March 23? What was the hurry that the lockdown was imposed in such a short period in the country? Has the lockdown been able to stop COVID-19?”
Minister of State for Home Nityananda Rai mentioned in a written reply on behalf of the federal government that after the coronavirus outbreak on January 7, the federal government had taken a number of measures to forestall the unfold of COVID-19, together with ban on worldwide flights, issuing advisory to the general public, quarantine services and so on.
The authorities mentioned that any mass motion of individuals would have unfold the illness very quickly amongst folks of all elements of the nation. Hence, a nationwide lockdown was introduced on March 24 to forestall coronavirus within the nation after making an allowance for the worldwide expertise.
Rai mentioned in his written reply that India efficiently foiled the aggressive unfold of COVID-19 by imposing a nationwide lockdown. He added that the lockdown helped the nation develop the mandatory extra well being infrastructure.
There was a 22 instances improve in isolation beds and 14 instances in ICU beds as in comparison with their availability in March 2020. At the identical time, the capability of laboratories was additionally elevated ten instances. Rai additionally mentioned in his written reply that the nation would have registered 14-29 lakh extra circumstances if the federal government had not imposed the lockdown.