The authorities on Sunday defended the timing of imposition of the lockdown and rejected as “baseless” reviews expressing considerations that it didn’t take inputs from consultants whereas drawing up its Covid-19 technique. The authorities mentioned it’s “fine-tuning” its technique primarily based on rising data and expertise on the bottom.
There was all-round consensus on the lockdown amongst all state governments, it mentioned. It mentioned insurance policies and techniques must be calibrated to maintain tempo with the quickly evolving scenario the nation is confronted with.
“This virus is a brand new agent, not every little thing is understood about it as but,” the assertion mentioned. “As is well-known in public well being, totally different phases of epidemic demand totally different responses, and the nuanced, step-wise response is understood to be a optimistic attribute of a resilient well being system,” it mentioned.