Lockdown is the best option to fight against corona but it will affect the economy.There is a saying that health is wealth. Health is more important than wealth.So, lockdown is justified. Till now India’s fight against corona has been fantastic. In the beginning of the spread of this deadly disease,India’s border were sealed.
There have been two address to the nation by the Indian Prime Minister. Modi has given valuable advice to public to prevent corona disease. In his latest address to the nation ,he declared national lockdown of 21 days. It is believed that lockdown will help in maintaining social distancing in the country.
Lockdown is a difficult but necessary decision. It has been observed that shutdown has helped many countries to fight against corona. It is estimated that lockdown of 3 weeks can reduce the spread of corona by 80 percent. It is also possible that increasing temperatures can reduce the speed of spread of this disease. It has been observed that lakhs of labourers have returned to their villages. There is a probability that these labourers can take virus to those places where there is weak health infrastructure.
Corona virus is an unexpected problem. If the spread of this virus increases then India will have to make arrangements for many ICU beds, oxygen devices and ventilators. Science advocates complete lockdown whereas economics advocates relief measures and bans.
India’s democracy faces the challenge to achieve what has been achieved by China’s dictatorship. On the day of Janta curfew ,people paid respect to health workers by clapping and beating the utensils. Different countries have been fighting corona in different ways. Corona virus started in China in early december. It was easy for China’s authoritarian government to conceal news from people. So, the people of Wuhan could not find out what was happening for many days. Till the time it became necessary for the government to accept the reality, thousands of people had been infected by the virus. As a result thousands of people ran away from Wuhan and this spread the corona worldwide. China build a hopital of thousand beds in a week. China isolated a city of lakhs of people and supplied food and medicine to home bound people. After 4 months of spread of corona ,China has started releasing photos of hospitals getting fully empty.