Covid-19: 'Lockdown has to be lifted in phased manner,' says Rajasthan CM

Covid-19: 'Lockdown has to be lifted in phased manner,' says Rajasthan CM

Hindustan Times

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Tuesday said the lockdown to check the spread of coronavirus has to be lifted in phases and not as soon as the 21-day period ends.

'We cannot withdraw lockdown immediately. It has to be done in a phased manner, that is what I feel,' Gehlot said at a press briefing through video conferencing.

He said a decision on withdrawing the lockdown will be taken after the recommendations of a task force set up in this regard are received.

Many state governments are veering around the idea that the three-week lockdown should be extended. On Monday, Telangana chief minister K Chandrashekhar Rao said that lifting the lockdown on April 15 could endanger lives while a top Uttar Pradesh government official said that there was little possibility of the lockdown being lifted.

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