BJP MP Subramanya Swamy has lamented that the COVID-19 has hit India at a time when the Indian economy was in a four year+ tail spin.
Bengaluru: The nation battles coronavirus. Roads have become empty. Pavements are deserted. At the same time, the economy too has taken a hit. Stock markets are not performing well.
This is the worry that BJP Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy has expressed.
In a tweet, he said, “COVID-19 has hit India at a time when the Indian economy was in a four year+ tail spin. This is what in US is called Double Whammy. It is the most critical and dangerous time for our country.”
PM Modi has announced a formation of an Economic Response Task Force that would curb the impact of the outbreak on the economy and will also bail out those citizens who have been affected by the deadly outbreak, Republic TV quoted.
Though the March 22 Janata curfew was a huge success in which millions of Indians participated, people started to move on the streets after it got over. So the PM put out a tweet urging state governments to get the rules implemented.
"Many people are still not taking the lockdown seriously. Please save yourself, save your family, follow the instructions seriously. I request the state governments to get the rules and laws followed," tweeted PM Modi.
At the time of writing this article, India has recorded 523 positive coronavirus cases and ten deaths, globally the numbers stand at 381,621 and 16, 574 respectively.
It should also be noted that two other states – Goa and Sikkim – apart from several other states have entered a state of lockdown.
During such a lockdown, only essential commodities like food, medicine are kept open while citizens are not allowed to venture on the roads.
Meanwhile, PM Narendra Modi is all set to address the nation for the second time in less than a week on the issue of coronavirus.
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Last Updated Mar 24, 2020, 1:59 PM IST