Lockdown not guaranteed to stop corona, lakhs of people’s jobs to be lost: Gujarat Deputy CM Nitin Patel
The Gujarat government has dismissed fears of lockdown in the state. State deputy CM Nitin Patel said he does not think of imposing complete lockdown in the state. He said experts are of the opinion that the decision to completely lockdown will not help in eliminating the corona chain altogether. Instead, millions of people may lose their jobs. In such a situation, this decision will not be correct and effective. Nitin Patel said a complete lockdown can lead to
Nitin Patel said some people say there should be lockdown. On the other hand, a section says that the crisis can be avoided through face masks, social dispensing and sanitisation etc. If corona is dealt with in this manner, then there is no need to impose lockdown in the country. Patel said lockdown could be a good measure to break the corona chain but it could also lead to loss of jobs for millions of people. He also said that it is clear from the data of many states that corona cannot be completely eliminated even after lockdown or shutdown. This has also come to light from many countries.
Not only that, Nitin Patel said that there is no guarantee that lockdown breaks the corona chain. We have seen that the infection of corona in many states and many countries of the country has increased rapidly even after restrictions. He said that in the second wave, the havoc of corona has increased rapidly in many states of the country. He said that even though cases are increasing rapidly, partial lockdown will not help. Moreover, when it comes to complete lockdown, experts are divided on this. There is no question of that.
Says people are putting self lockdown, 11,403 new cases found on Monday. On the question of corona lockdown in Gujarat, he said night curfew is already in force in 20 cities of the state. He said that people have cooperated with us in this. Patel said a lot of business organizations have decided to impose lockdown on their own. Meanwhile, 11,403 new corona cases have been reported and 117 people have died in Gujarat on Monday.