Message in PM Modi’s coronavirus lockdown speech
In his address to the nation on Tuesday evening, PM Modi looked terse and warned people, particularly those violating lockdown, about the consequences of an explosive outbreak of Covid-19 in the country. But what forced him to do so?
From reporting its first novel coronavirus case on January 30, a tally of 562 (official) on Wednesday afternoon, India appears to be a success story in containing the spread of Covid-19 pandemic in the country. But the devil lies in detail.
On March 10, India recorded its 50th case of novel coronavirus infection. This means in 15 days, the number of novel coronavirus patients has increased more than 11 times.
This is despite the fact that for almost a week of this period, most of India was in partial or total lockdown stage on both sides of janata curfew that was observed on the call made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.