Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant on Thursday suggested a six-point strategy that the country might follow to curb COVID-19 outbreak as the second-phase of the nationwide lockdown is scheduled to end on May 3.
According to Kant, his six steps might be a ‘possible road ahead’ for India in tackling the coronavirus pandemic.
The Niti Aayog CEO’s first plan is that hyper-localization and ruthless containment should be followed in red zone areas.
He also said that physical distancing and wearing masks should become the ’new fashion’ during this period of crisis and there is a possibility that the virus can bounce back.
Kant also highlighted the need to shield senior citizens above 60 years, or people with other disorders.
According to the IAS officer, economy also should kick start with full supply chains for livelihood protection even though the possibility of availability the vaccine looks bleak.
“Possible Road Ahead: Hyper-localisation in Red areas with ruthless containment; 2.Physical distancing & Masks =New Fashion; 3.Virus can bounce back; 4. Look after 60+with Co-morbidity; 5.Vaccine still far away; 6.For livelihoods, economy should kickstart with full supply chains,” Kant tweeted.
Kant’s suggestion came just two days after one employees of the NitiAayog tested positive for coronavirus on April 27.
The Niti Aayog building in New Delhi had been sealed for 48 hours and all contacts of the employee were asked to go on self-quarantine.