Speculations upon Unlock 1.0 if it will continue from July 01
There is a question that is coming repeatedly in everyone’s mind whether Unlock-2 will start from July 01. Amid the ongoing Unlock 01, four states – West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Chennai, and Jharkhand have announced to continue the Lockdown.
New Delhi: All minds are busy speculating upon whether the Unlock-2 will start from July 01, after the first phase of unlocking is over. This question is coming to the mind of the people repeatedly, as four states have announced to continue the lockdown between the current unlocked 1.0.
The West Bengal government has announced a statewide lockdown by the end of July. Governments in Chennai and adjoining areas in Guwahati, Tamil Nadu, and Assam have announced a two-week lockdown starting from Sunday. The Jharkhand government has extended its lockdown from Saturday till July 31.
Meanwhile, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) cited India’s economic forecast for 2020-2021 in relation to a 4.5 percent drop in the country’s gross domestic product (GDP). If this happens to be true, the country shall head towards a recession which is very worrying.
The IMF has stated that, in such a situation, states should avoid repeated lockdowns to control the coronavirus.