Shubham Jaiswal ([email protected])
Lockdown would only help in slowing down the spread of COVID-19, but it was not a permanent solution to tackle the pandemic, Telangana Municipal Administration Minister K T Rama Rao said on Monday. Rao, son of Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, also said no country in the world had solved the problem through lockdown. “…some friends are asking for imposing lockdown.
Lockdown is not a solution for this. By imposing lockdown, we may be able to slow this down to some extent, except causing some inconvenience to people, it is not a permanent solution,” he said.
Living with the virus was inevitable till development of a medicine or a vaccine for COVID-19 and life should move on by taking precautions, Rama Rao, popularly known as KTR, said addressing events organized in his assembly constituency of Sircilla near Karimnagar.
The tally of COVID-19 cases in the state stood at 67,660 with a death toll of 551 and active cases of 18,500 as of Monday. KTR appealed to the people not to treat those suffering from the infectious disease in a way of ostracizing them and cited the examples of some top leaders who tested positive for the virus.