My times today. The fast-spreading coronavirus has prompted many countries around the world to effectively shut down in order to contain the outbreak. It has no more than 4 months since the COVID-19 starts spreading from Wuhan, China. Although the pandemic hasn’t resisted, some countries with falling infection rates are slowly easing lockdown restrictions. Small shops and restaurants are reopening in dozen countries across Asia, Europe and Africa. Some schoolchildren are returning to class. A few more domestic flights are taking off And train services are increasing frequency., this lockdown has made many evaluate their choices in life. It is no doubt that we humans have far trespassed the spaces allotted to us mother nature. It is time that we start respecting co-habitants, both flora and fauna, all around us and shift our lifestyles to be in sync with nature all around us. It will mean making conscious choices to minimize the waste and ensure that we use the resources in a sustainable way.India is planning to restart some economic activity after April 14 to help offset the economic damage of a nationwide
Top government officials told Hindustan Times that while the decision on the lockdown is work in progress, the government led Prime Minister Narendra Modi had been very clear that it should not sequester millions of people from 161 districts that do not have a single case of coronavirus disease. Not even a suspected case.
The officials pointed to health ministry data that indicated the four worst-affected states are Maharashtra, Delhi, Tamil Nadu and Rajasthan. These four states account for nearly half of India’s Covid-19 cases.
It is in this context, one official explained, that the government is looking at a graded response to lifting the lockdown, depending on the Covid-19 cases in the district and the state.According to top government officials, around 100-odd districts are severely hit the coronavirus disease and hence there was a need to seal these hotspots. In districts that have isolated instances of Covid-19 cases, many of the restrictions could be lifted to allow economic activity.