Coronavirus: “In no way does a lockdown defeat the virus. It helps only to stop the virus for a short while,”stated Rahul Gandhi addressing to press via web conference on covid-19
Lockdown is not the solution to battle coronavirus, the government should do testing “aggressively and strategically”, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said today. He advised for zones to be divided in two- a hotspot and a non- hotspot
“In no way does a lockdown defeat the virus. It helps only to stop the virus for a short while. The only way to do this is to increase testing and chasing the virus and going beyond and this is my advice to the government — use testing,” said the MP from Congress, in an address to the media through video conferencing addressing via video app.
Presently, he said, the government was chasing after the virus, which will never give the correct picture of the pandemic in India.
“Currently testing levels are too low. I am proposing scaling up testing. One advice to the government is, push testing aggressively. Maximize testing and use testing strategically, to assist states in their fight,” Rahul Gandhi stated.
He further added, that the government should prepare a minimum financial net. “You don’t have to call it NYAY scheme,” he remarked, suggesting pre-emptive action to provide food security.
Rahul Gandhi said, “Don’t take it as criticism,” “I don’t want go to go in the past. We must fight unitedly together and not get into the blame game. Instead let’s use our resources carefully and give the money to states and districts.”
A “massive financial backlash”, stating that the first wave of unemployment was already on its way. “We must ensure that in protecting lives, we don’t destroy our economy completely.”Said, Rahul Gandhi
He further added that PM Narendra Modi should have a more detailed conversation with states. “But Modi ji has a different style of working and we can work around that style,”Congress leader Rahul Gnadhi