3 critical steps Modi govt must take to protect people and economy during Covid-19 lockdown

The Print | Mar 27, 2020 at 3:01 AM
  • The nationwide lockdown announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi will give the Indian health system a breather, helping to limit the speed at which Covid-19 will spread.
  • The government has announced a coronavirus fiscal package of Rs 15,000 crore for the manufacture and purchase of equipment, testing kids, medication, personal protective equipment, isolation beds, ICUs, etc.
  • Though many countries face huge challenges in the lockdown period, India’s challenges owing to its large informal sector are daunting.