New Delhi, Apr 15:
Union Home Minister Amit Shah has justified the extension of the nationwide lockdown to fight the Covid-19 pandemic till May 3, and allayed panic by assuring that there is enough stock of food and medicine in the country.
Shah’s assurance came after Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced the second phase of the lockdown till May 3 to break the chain of transmission of novel coronavirus.Shah expressed gratitude to the Prime Minister for his decision to extend the lockdown and said that it has set an example for the whole world in fighting the dreaded virus.
Every city and district will be assessed as part of the lockdown 2.0 measures from April 20 onwards to get the real picture of the Covid-19 affected areas.
“The decision to extend the lockdown till May 3 has been taken to protect the lives of the people,” Shah said.
“At the same time, I request the well-off people to come forward and help the poor living in their nearby areas,” he appealed.Saluting the frontline healthcare professionals and security personnel leading the fight against Covid-19, Shah said that the contributions of doctors, health workers, sanitation workers, police and all the security personnel are indeed touching.
“Their courage and understanding in these tough times inspire every Indian citizen. Everyone should follow the guidelines and cooperate with them,” Shah said.