India is undergoing a 21-day long lockdown due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Although the original lockdown period will be coming to an end on 14th April 2020, the current situation hints that there is a possibility of the lockdown getting extended.

Not only this, various state governments have also appealed to the central government to extend the lockdown period by at least 2 weeks to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

No official announcement pertaining to lockdown extension has been made yet. However, areas with spiking number of coronavirus cases have been sealed and a ‘hard lockdown’ has been imposed there until 14th April.

What Do You Mean By A Hard Lockdown?

The authorities identified certain areas with a high number of COVID-19 cases and declared them as hotspots for the viral infection.

These hotspots are undergoing a ‘hard lockdown’ which means that the area covering these hotspots is completely sealed and no movement is allowed in and outside the region.

This means that the residents won’t be allowed to move outside their houses. While the people are locked inside, the entire locality will be sanitized and disinfected by the administration.

A close watch over movement in the area will be observed with the help of drone surveillance and anybody violating the rules will be booked at no excuse.

Door to door testing will be done by healthcare staff and suspected ones will be quarantined immediately. The police will be patrolling around the area and any kind of emergency needs will be catered for by the police or government staff.

How Is It Different From Normal Lockdown?

This kind of lockdown that came into effect on 9th April is different from the normal lockdown imposed nationwide as it allows no or minimal relaxation. The hard lockdown is extremely strict and anyone violating the same will face serious consequences.

The normal lockdown allowed movement for essential services but under the hard lockdown, the delivery of the essential items will be done at your doorstep after an online order is placed.

No media person will be allowed to enter the area and special permission will be granted to government staff to cover the news or click photographs.

Under this lockdown, no individual is allowed to take action on their own and all emergency movements will be assisted by the local police.

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Any instruction or announcement will be made by the police or staff via loudspeakers and the residents are mandated to obey the same. Not only this, under hard lockdown, grocery shops, ration, fruit and vegetable markets, banks, etc, in these hotspots will be closed.

Since movement in these hotspots have to be ceased, the curfew passes issued after 25th March will not be applicable in these places.

What Are The Consequences Of A Hard Lockdown?

Soon after the idea of a hard lockdown being imposed was announced by the authorities, a large number of people stepped outside their houses to stock up food items. This created chaos and shortage of essentials at local markets and left the public in dismay.

However, it was clarified later that the hard lockdown will be implemented only in certain areas with the most number of active cases and the rest of the country will be observing a soft lockdown.

The clarification was comforting to the ones who couldn’t secure groceries for themselves and were anxious about their survival.

So far, wherever the hard lockdown has been imposed, the administration is going smoothly, according to the latest updates. The residents are cooperative and no big challenge is faced by the authorities in implementing this severe form of lockdown.

To ensure smooth functioning of the hard lockdown, the Delhi government came up with a special strategy and has created a SHIELD team to manage the hard lockdown in the affected areas. This team will be supervising the successful implementation of the lockdown in the hotspots and will be looking after any incoming challenges.

India has witnessed a surging rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in the past 10 days. Learning from the pattern of the virus spread in other countries, the government is working day and night to fight the global pandemic.

With more than 6500 active cases being reported in the country, it’s high time to devise innovative ways and strategies to contain the virus. The hard lockdown is a brave and harsh decision made by the government but is the need of the hour.

Both the authorities and the citizens are putting untiring efforts to fight the disease. We hope that we can overcome the pandemic in time before the situation gets even worse.

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  1. The Doom of the Indian COVID

    The Indian nation is doomed – forever – and they have no clue -but they deserve it. dindooo hindoo

    Doom No.1

    There are 10 million Indians,who clean toilets in the GCC/UK/EU/USA/Africa – and their employers,WILL kick them out.They are already laid off.

    Their host nations want them to be kicked out – as the host nations want these virus holes,OUT – and they also want to lower their burden on the health and other infra of their nation.GCC imports almost all the food – and,if the logistics supply chain is hit,in wave 2 or 3 – there will be a disaster.The Arabs do not want,to feed the kaffirs.

    These 10 million crap holes – WILL return to India – as the cost of living in India,is cheaper – BUT the Indian state,does NOT want them.They are infected,useless,a deadweight and the Indian state,has to quarantine these 10 million vermin.In addition,they have to be airlifed,free of cost !

    Where will the Indian state keep these 10 million – who may be asymptos – and how can you test,so many vermin – and where will they be quarantined ? Will they be tested before airlift – and then,will the host nation – keep them ?

    Doom No.2

    The Indian clowns,are doing 30000 tests a day – in a nation of 1.2 billion ! These are the PCR tests,for the RNA – we hope.Y ? The PRC 1st leaked the virus and then the PRC did not supply the testing kits to the Indians ! The truth is that the pathetic nation of India – has no testing kits for mass testing – not even the anti-body kits.

    What will be the fate of this pathetic nation – if there is a bio terror attack ?

    The Indian state lies that the tests are done,for relevant cases – the truth is that they do not have testing capacity.The PRC plan,is the “thousand cuts” – path.The purpose of denying testing kits – is to allow the spread of the virus – across the Indian Nation – for the resurgence, of the 2nd and 3 rd wave,in India,in the monsoons and beyond – and complete destruction of the Indian Banking and Industry.

    No mass testing or survey tests,have been done,by the Indian state !

    Doom No.3

    In India – at least 30000 Indian worms,die in a day.Why is the death rate of COVID in India,less than 100 ? The scam of the billenium.No Indian is dying,in the normal course due – which is accelerated,or catalysed by COVID ?

    Could it be that the diseased and aged – who are dying,in the 30000s – are immune to COVID ? Caramba ! The Truth is that the Indian state,HAS NOT CHECKED the dead,in morgues,to see,if they are infected.That is fine – as they are dead – but then,the 100000s infected,by the dead,are roaming free.

    In the COVID period – the normative death rate ,will in any case,spike upwards

    Doom No.4

    When the daily infections and kill ratio,is rising – the Indian state has opened the economy ! It is now too late ! SME are wiped out for ever. SME are the supply chain for large industry – so large industry is wiped out ! Indian large industry is dependent on imports – and the
    exporter nations are shut ! Some Indian Industries are export led – and the importers are kapoot ! Those industries who sell in India – are facing supply chain shortages,lack of purchasing power and demand,inability to offer credit – and soon,destruction of logistics !

    Most important – there is no labour supply.

    The State has earned Nil GST,from the Non-Oil,Power,Defense and Food sector,for the last 2 months !

    So,the industry is bust – banks,will be bust – and the govtt will be bust !

    Is this the time for the state to demonetise the deposits of the retail and their pensions and their PF ?

    Doon No.5

    Next Disaster,is Agriculture.Monsoon,will be a disaster.The Agri labour supply chain,will break down.The Agri-logistics,will collapse.The agri-labour,in the mandis – will collapse.

    Impact – food shortage,food riots and food inflation.

    Next step – agri-virus,2nd and 3rd wave of COVID,resurgence in Kashmir,and then ANARCHY.

    The Indian state,has to see the positive side.India is over populated.The Banias as a race,deserve to die,and be destroyed.Of the rest – at least,50% can die.Only the Dalits deserve to live,as they were exploited,for 5000 years – with minimal carbon print,and ethical deviance.

    Covid will lead to the partition of India,a new political ideology,freedom for Kashmir,and the mainstreaming of the MCC,Naxals and the CPI(ML) – and that is salvation.

    Whenever,India was ruled by sons of dishwashers,whores,nautch girls,cabaret dancers ……..,those kings and their kingdoms,and India,was destroyed within 70 to 75 years.India became a republic in 1950 !


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