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‘Full lockdown’: Rahul Gandhi’s suggestion to flatten Covid-19 curve

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Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said the only way to stop the spread of coronavirus now was a full lockdown

Senior Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday slammed the Modi government over its alleged mismanagement on Covid-19. He said that a “full lockdown” is the only way to stop the spread of the virus.

He asserted that government doesn’t realise the fact that its “inaction” is killing people.

“GOI doesn’t get it. The only way to stop the spread of Corona now is a full lockdown- with the protection of NYAY for the vulnerable sections,” Gandhi said in a tweet. “GOI’s inaction is killing many innocent people,” he said.

Congress has been asserting that the central and state governments move to control the situation by resorting to partial curfews, travel restrictions, closure and lockdowns will again be restricting economic activity that will hit the poor and, therefore, it was imperative to provide monthly income support.

Gandhi has been pushing for the implementation of the party’s proposed Nyuntam Aay Yojana (NYAY) providing a minimum income guarantee to vulnerable sections. Congress has been critical of the government’s response to the COVID-19 crisis.

Rahul is currently undergoing treatment at home after being diagnosed with coronavirus.

India is struggling with a second wave of the pandemic with more than 3,00,000 daily new coronavirus cases being reported in the past few days, and hospitals in several states are reeling under a shortage of medical oxygen and beds.

India’s total tally of COVID-19 cases crossed the 2-crore mark with 3,57,229 infections being reported in a day, while the death toll increased to 2,22,408 with 3,449 new fatalities, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Tuesday. 

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