Unlock 1.0: Locked Out in Hell Nationwide Lockdown in India

Kunjan Ahluwalia

The Centre imposed a nationwide lockdown in India starting from March 25th, when the number of active COVID 19 cases was 562 with 13 deaths.

Since then Indian has witnessed four consecutive lockdowns. Finally, on June 1st, the lockdown was partially lifted when in India the positive cases stood at 1.9 lakh and 5,400 deaths.

nationwide lockdown in India
nationwide lockdown in India

Today, according to fresh figures released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the total number of active COVID 19 cases is 133632. In the last 24 hours, 9,985 fresh Corona positive cases were recorded in India; whereas the total number of COVID 19 cases in the nation reached 2,76,583.

Delhi took a sigh of relief when the Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was tested negative for the virus. Deputy CM Manish Sisodia urged Delhi to take necessary precautions as AIIMS Director Dr. Randeep Guleria warned Delhi about the ‘community spread’ stage of the Coronavirus. The political denial continues and so does the rise in cases, as India has become one of the ten most affected countries in the world and nationwide lockdown in India.

The deputy CM also stated that Delhi alone could witness 5.5 Lakh cases by the end of July.

Though the Centre has given the noose of ‘unlocking’ in the State government’s hand, there is still a long way for normalcy to persist and people should refrain from stepping out of their safe havens.

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