No Need for Lockdown, Well-equipped to Fight Covid-19: PM Modi Holds Meet With CMs
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said the country does not need a lockdown to tackle the COVID-19 menace anymore as it has the infrastructure required to deal with the pandemic. Addressing a meeting of the chief ministers on the current situation of the coronavirus, he said, 'Earlier we did not have the infrastructure to deal with the pandemic and we had to use lockdown as a tool…but today we do not need a lockdown.'
However, the prime minister made it clear that the situation is grim, especially in certain states including Maharashtra, Gujarat, Chhattisgarh, Punjab, and warned the people against laxity in following the COVID-19 norms.
'This is a matter of concern, especially the fact that people are taking this lightly…even the administration in certain states have been lacking in their commitment,' he said.