As of the 13th, India has found a total of 10453 cases of new Coronavirus and 358 deaths. India ’s new case of coronavirus has exceeded the 10,000 mark, and the nationwide speech to be delivered by Indian Prime Minister Modi on the 14th attracted attention.
According to the report of “India Today” on the 14th, that day was the last day of Modi’s 21-day national closure order announced on March 24. The entire country that had fallen into anxiety was waiting for Modi’s speech.
As the Indian government implemented a national closure order, many economic activities were forced to suspend, leaving many people unable to make a living. On the one hand, the call for further liberalization of economic activities has emerged in India. On the other hand, the state governments of Tamil Nadu, Mizoram and other Indian state governments have announced an extension of the closure order until April 30. At least 10 states have adopted measures to extend the closure order.
According to Indian media reports, on April 11th, Arvind Kejriwal, Chief Minister of the Delhi District, said that Modi had decided to extend the national closure order. According to sources quoted by Indian media such as “India Today”, the Indian central government may extend the national closure order for another two weeks.
According to reports, most Indian state governments hope to extend the closure order. “India Today” reported on the 14th that this made the Indian government’s epidemic response strategy mainly focus on two aspects: first, to contain the spread of the epidemic; second, to properly “interlace” economic activities on this basis.
On March 24, Modi announced that India will implement a 21-day national closure order. Due to poor preparation, there was a wave of panic buying in India, and many migrant workers were forced to go home on foot, causing criticism from all walks of life. During the closure order, the livelihood and health problems of vulnerable groups such as migrant workers, slum dwellers and other vulnerable groups have attracted widespread attention. The “India Today” report pointed out that considering the huge cost of the continuous blockade, India’s next blockade should take more flexible measures to gradually resume production in some low-risk areas and boost the Indian economy.
The Indian economy, which began to show signs of fatigue last year, has encountered a new coronavirus outbreak this year. The South Asia Economic Report released by the World Bank on April 12 lowered India’s economic growth rate for the 2020-2021 fiscal year from 6.1% previously forecast to between 1.5% and 2.8%.