Lockdown-V confined to contaminated zones only:  How will virus behave amid relaxations?

Lockdown-V confined to contaminated zones only:  How will virus behave amid relaxations?

Afaq Bhat

Srinagar, May 31: As the country heads towards lockdown-V with more relaxations, everyone seems to be asking one common question, when would the COVID-19 go?

An analyst while talking to Precious Kashmir said, “This phase of lockdown is going to be completely different as the restrictions will remain imposed only in the containment zones. People will start moving. Even the ban on interstate movement of people has been lifted. Religious places, malls and restaurants have been given permission to open up. Now, it remains to be seen how the virus will behave.”

He said that the experts are of the opinion that the Coronavirus won’t go even after the vaccine comes into the market. “The message is clear that people will have to learn to live with this deadly virus,” the analyst added.

“Now its upto people to maintain social distancing and make use of masks and sanitizers. At present these seem to be the only remedies which are available,” he said.

An observer said, “It’s evident that helmsmen have realized that lockdown is not helping in flattening the COVID-19 curve. The only hope seems to be a vaccine which should come as early as possible. The question which is looming over the minds of people how come China contained this virus within Wuhan? And why other countries failed in doing so.”

He said, “The outbreak of COVID-19 has cornered the entire world and life returning to normal soon looks difficult. This virus has changed the entire lookout of the human beings towards their lives. They have realized that are a weak species that can be attacked by an invisible virus. The Government of India after assessing the situation has taken a call to ease the restrictions as the lockdown has multiplied the woes of people.”

Another factor, the observer said, for relaxing the lockdown could be low morality and high recovery rate. “When the COVID-19 spread in India, the experts sitting in the foreign countries predicted a big disaster. But India has not been hit as hard as the western countries had expected,” he added.

Another analyst said, “We need to keep our fingers crossed as the June month will decide where do we stand. The positive cases are increasing everyday even deaths are taking place. Situation is far from normal. If the areas which are safe continue to remain unaffected there is a possibility about semblance of normalcy returning. If it doesn’t happen and COVID-19 continues to spread its tentacles then its going to be a difficult ask.”