India has finished its first day of the 21 day lockdown. The day passed off peaceful with minor incidents of law and order issues. However, this will be a challenging 20 day period.
While the government has rightly ordered the lockdown to prevent the spread of this deadly Coronavirus, it has to go ahead and address certain concerns of the people.
First and foremost is that related to essential goods and services. Hoarding and panic buying is already being reported in many parts of the country. The government needs to first make these goods and services available freely and then crackdown on the hoarders and black marketers who are aiding this.
The Police force has to get its act together and stop harassing the various e-commerce delivery agents and permit them to ply with their trade, as people are dependent on them.
The Centre, State and District authorities need to need get their act together and streamline various processes and make this 21 day quarantine process, a smooth affair.
People are going to struggle sitting at home and having their fundamental rights curtailed. The onus is on the government to facilitate an easier way out and this also requires the people to cooperate.
The Prime Minister has ordered this lockdown as it is critical for India. Hence, all stake holders should work together on this and truly ensure that this Virus dies down in India.