On Saturday, Prakash Javadekar who is an information and broadcasting minister said that it appears that the worst phase of the COVID-19 a disease spread by the coronavirus is over but people should be aware and they must continue practicing all guidelines and precautions.
Prakash Javadekar told ANI that he thinks that the worst is over. He further said not to stop but to continue practicing all precautions and follow guidelines until the time the disease is not completely contained.
Worst is over, our management better than other nations: Union Minister
Javadekar further said that India has taken took various timely initiatives which also includes a countrywide lockdown, and its management of COVID-19 has been better than other countries.
He said that because of the progress seen, the lockdown has been extended for two more weeks. “The various zones are well-defined. Following the social distancing norm of ‘do gaz ki doori‘ will be a new normal till the time a vaccine is developed for COVID-19,” he said.
The minister said that imposing the lockdown in the nation has brought progress in curbing the COVID-19 pandemic. Javadekar said that since the restrictions are in the third phase, practically half of the country will be fully operational from May 4.
The lockdown is imposed due to COVID-19, a disease spread, by the coronavirus. Prime minister, Narendra Modi has announced the first phase of the lockdown which started on 25 March and the second phase on 14 April. The third phase was meant to last till 3 May, which has been further extended for 2 more weeks.
On Friday, the Ministry of Home Affairs issued an order under the Disaster Management Act 2005 to further extend the lockdown by two weeks till May 17.
According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the country saw 2,293 new cases in the last 24 hours, the highest number of cases in a single day. On Saturday, India’s COVID-19 tally reached 37,336 which included 1,218 deaths. In the last 24 hours, as many as 71 deaths were reported.
Out of the total number of people who got infected, 9,951 people, have been either cured, discharged, or migrated.