Corona: These 6 states increased lockdown even before PM Modi’s announcement
Prime Minister Narendra Modi may not have formally announced anything yet on the 21-day lockdown done to the country due to the Coronavirus, but the Chief Ministers of 6 states of the country announced to extend the lockdown till April 30. Is done. The six states that have announced to increase the lockdown here are Punjab, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Odisha, Telangana, and Karnataka. Karnataka is the only BJP-ruled state to announce an increase in the entire April lockdown in its state even before PM Modi’s announcement.
First Odisha and then Punjab Increased lockdown
The Punjab government extended the lockdown (shutdown) period applicable to prevent the spread of coronavirus till Friday 30 April. Punjab became the second state to do so after Odisha. The decision to increase the lockdown was taken at a meeting of the Punjab Council of Ministers in Chandigarh. Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh had already hinted at increasing the lockdown in the state, saying that his government was seriously considering increasing it as it was not the right time to lift the restrictions.
Rajasthan and Maharashtra also increased lockdown till April 30 –
The total number of infected people in the state increased to 678 after the Coronavirus infection in Rajasthan by 117 more cases until Saturday afternoon. Officials said that of the new cases surfaced on Saturday, 63 are from Jaipur, 18 from Tonk, 14 from Kota and four from Bikaner. All the cases in Jaipur are from Ramganj, which came from samples taken during the door-to-door surveys or from RUHS hospitals. Considering the seriousness of the situation, here too, the Gehlot government has announced to increase the lockdown.
In Maharashtra, 1761 cases of Korana infection were reported till Saturday, while 110 people have died. On Saturday, only 187 new cases of corona have been reported, while 17 deaths have been reported. Meanwhile, the state’s Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray announced to extend the corona lockdown in the state till April 30, saying that despite this difficult time, the state would show the way to the entire country.
Telangana and Karnataka also increased lockdown –
In Telangana, 503 cases of coronavirus have been reported till Saturday. There are 393 active cases undergoing treatment, while 96 people have been cured and discharged from the hospital. So far 14 people have died due to the coronavirus in the state. Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao suggested forging a nationwide lockdown for two weeks so that Kovid-19 does not go out of control hands.
The Chief Minister said that the lockdown has helped a lot in preventing the coronavirus. So there is no other way than to extend the lockdown to the next two weeks. However, KCR said that the lockdown food processing industry should go without any hurdle so that farmers do not have to face loss and supply of essential commodities will also continue. Steps should be taken to run rice mills, oil mills, and other agro-based industries.
Karnataka is the first state in BJP ruled states, which increased lockdown –
Whereas, Karnataka Chief Minister B.C. s. Yeddyurappa has also announced to increase the lockdown on April 30. However, Yeddyurappa said that the lockdown will be different for the next 2 weeks than the kind of lockdown currently in place. During this period, the agriculture and industrial sectors will be given relief. He said that in the next one or two days additional guidelines issued by PM Modi will be released. He said that government offices will also open with partial staffing.