Hyderabad: Telangana State Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao (KCR) on Monday reached out to Prime Minister Narendra Modi asking him to extend the nation-wide lockdown beyond April 15.
“We can recover from the hit that the economy is taking but we can’t bring back the lives of the people. Lockdown is the only weapon that India has given the weak health infrastructure that we have. I propose that the lockdown be extended by at least one or two weeks and a call on opening up can be taken after that,” KCR told media on Monday.
“The lockdown is impacting all sections of society and the economy at large, but the issue of coronavirus is the biggest crisis faced by mankind and it calls for stern measures,” he added.
A 21-day lockdown was imposed by the Prime Minister on March 24 to curb the spread of COVID-19.