Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said that the government should isolate virus hotspots and allow business to reopen in other areas.
He slammed the government for the blanket lockdown as the poor have suffered. “The one-size-fit-all lockdown has brought untold misery and suffering to millions of farmers, migrant labourers, daily wagers and business owners,” Rahul tweeted.
“It needs a smart upgrade, using mass testing to isolate virus hotspots and allowing businesses in other areas to gradually reopen,” the former Congress President said.
After the Prime Minister’s announcement of the extension of nationwide lockdown, the Congress has questioned the government strategy to help the poor. It has also asked the Centre to spell out the strategy with regards to testing people for coronavirus.
The Congress had earlier demanded the phase wise lifting of the lockdown and suggested slew of measures, while party President asked for free ratio to poor the party and senior leader Anand Sharma demanded stimulus package for MSME and Industry.