Union home minister Amit Shah said on Tuesday there will no scarcity of fundamental items like food and medicines soon after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the extension of the lockdown to fight Covid-19 until May 3.
Prime Minister reinforced the existing restrictions to regulate the spread of coronavirus on a day India crossed the 10,000 mark. In his 25-minute video address, he also said the restrictions would be reviewed on April 20.
Amit Shah, in a series of tweets, welcomed Prime Minister’s decision to prevent the spread of Covid-19 and get rid of and said it was once taken to offer protection to India and the life of Indians. He said he was once thankful to PM Modi for extending the lockdown.
The home minister also said people of the country won’t face any problem throughout the period till May 3.
“As the home minister of the country, I assure the public again that there’s enough inventory of food, medicines and other things of on a regular basis use in the country, so there is not any wish to bother any citizen,” he said.
“Also, I request the rich people to come forward and help the naughty living nearby.”
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Amit Shah also put in a compliment for the state governments for working with the Centre.
“Now, we need to deepen this coordination in order that the entire citizens follow the lockdown properly and no citizen must have the problem of the things they need,” he added.
Just like the Prime Minister’s seven-point request, which included a thought for many who are fighting against the coronavirus pandemic from the front, Shah called upon people to appreciate their efforts.
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“The contribution of our doctors, health workers, sweepers, police and the entire security personnel who are playing the most important role in this fight is very touching. Your courage and understanding in this hard situation inspire each and every Indian. Everyone must follow the guidelines and cooperate with them,” he said.
Experts have said the lockdown, which was once put in place on March 25, has helped the country has slowed the spread but also warned that whether clusters don’t seem to be contained effectively and testing isn’t done widely and aggressively, India could fritter absent the gains of the restrictions.