Coronavirus lockdown: Telangana CM favours extension, says it’s essential to save lives

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Published: April 6, 2020 10:02:39 PM

The TRS supremo said it would be difficult to contain the spread of the virus in view of the country's "poor health infrastructure". 

The country’s only weapon against the coronavirus was lockdown: KCR

Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Monday appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to extend the 21-day national lockdown to check COVID-19 beyond April 14, saying it was essential to save the lives of people.
The TRS supremo said it would be difficult to contain the spread of the virus in view of the country’s “poor health
infrastructure”.

“I am for the lockdown of the country furthermore after April 15. Because, we can recover from the economic problem. But, we cannot recover lives. We cannot recover the lives of the people,” he told reporters here.

The country’s only weapon against the coronavirus was lockdown, he said. “I appeal to the honourable Prime Minister, to the Government of India, please extend the lockdown without any hesitation,” he said. Rao further said: “Consult everybody, consult every Chief Minister, have a video conference with entire country, but take a conscious decision. Because, we have no other weapon in India to contain this dreadful virus.”

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