By Prof. Vivek Singh
The whole world is troubled by the Covid19 Pandemic. The Government of India and all the State Governments have done excellent work to deal with the corona epidemic. The problem is due to the carelessness of the people. It is being called again and again. No laxity unless there is medicine. Despite this, people are negligent.
Everyone should understand that the government does not have unlimited resources. Corona has a negative impact on the country’s economy. More than 1.4 million people have died in the world due to the corona epidemic. About 60 million people have been found infected with corona. The situation in India is also not good. Corona cases are rising again. So far, about 92 lakh people in the country have been found infected with corona. More than 134000 people have died. 13.37 crore tests have been done.
Work is underway on the Corona vaccine. Three vaccines are in the third stage. We will have to wait a few months for the vaccine to arrive. There are many challenges for the 140 crore people from vaccine production to distribution. If everything goes according to plan, by July next year, 20 to 25 crore people can get the vaccine. In this also priority will be given to children, elderly and health workers.
The biggest challenge for the government is to control people who are not following the rules issued by the government. Masks are not used. Not following physical distancing. I suggest that fines should be taken from such people from 10000 to 25000 rupees. There should be a provision of punishment. Such people should be put in jail. The government should take strict action against such people.
More than 8000 cases have been coming to Delhi since few days. Curfew has been imposed in Gujarat and Rajasthan. The Maharashtra government has also warned of a lockdown. We should realize that Corona is still there. So far no vaccine or medicine has been made for this. A little carelessness can be overwhelming. Both the society and the government need to be vigilant. The police should get a free hand. Those who break the rules should be treated like criminals. That is why it is said “No love without fear“.
(Author is a famous columnist and thinker, Political, Social and Economic Analyst. The views expressed are personal opinion of the author. He can be reached at [email protected])