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Lockdown extension: NITI Aayog CEO tweets 6-point plan


New Delhi, May 01: Amid talks of lockdown extension plan, NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant on Thursday suggested a six-point strategy for 'possible road ahead' and said that for the sake of livelihoods, the economy should kickstart with full supply chains.

Amitabh Kant

Taking to Twitter, Kant wrote, "Possible Road Ahead: Hyper-localisation in Red areas with ruthless containment; 2. Physical distancing & Masks =New Fashion; 3.Virus can bounce back; 4. Look after 60+ with Co-morbidity; 5. Vaccine still far away; 6. For livelihoods, economy should kickstart with full supply chain."

In the wake of the coronavirus, or COVID-19, pandemic, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had on March 24 announced a 21-day nationwide lockdown to contain the spread of the disease. This was later extended until May 3 as the number of COVID-19 positive cases reported from across the country was on the rise.

The government has a complex challenge planning an exit from the lockdown.

PM Modi has hinted at a staggered exit from the ongoing lockdown, with plans to ease restrictions in non-hotspots areas.

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