Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday lauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s decision to extend the nationwide lockdown until May 3, 2020.
“The Prime Minister’s announcement today extending the lock down reflects the concerns of the people and other stakeholders at this stage of our collective fight against Corona virus. It highlights the widely held view that there is no room for complacency even as our country did well so far and the gains of Lockdown 1.0 need to be sustained,” said the Vice President in a Facebook post.
The Vice President also cautioned the citizens by saying that the final exit from lockdown will only depend on how well everyone behaves collectively during these testing times.
In his post, the Vice President also noted how the Prime Minister duly articulated the concerns regarding the livelihoods of vulnerable sections of society during the lockdown. He appreciated Prime Minister Modi’s assurance that the vulnerable sections will be taken care of in the best possible way.
“I fondly hope the governments will formulate and execute necessary measures for the benefit of these sections including farmers and farm workers,” said he.
The Vice President also appealed to the people to rise to the occasion with enhanced commitment to beat the challenge of the virus.
“We need to endure some hardship today for a better tomorrow. We shall triumph in the end. It’s upon us to decide the duration of this fight. Let’s act with responsibility to make it as short as possible.