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Dimapur, June 2: The Janata Dal United (JDU) Nagaland has appealed to the Government of Nagaland to come out with its planned road-map on easing the ongoing lockdown restrictions so as to bring back normalcy of lives and resumption of economic activities in the State.
In a press communiqué, the information and publicity wing, JDU Nagaland said the lockdown is more of temporarily preventive mechanism, which cannot be imposed permanently.
“The last three full months of March, April and May is sufficiently enough to draw out future strategies with respect to battling the ongoing pandemic,” it said while insisting that quarantine is not an end in itself and not altogether a solution but is a temporary mechanism to ease the spread of the virus.
Requesting the State Government to make the exit plan transparent so as to create confidence in the mind of the general populace of Nagaland, the JDU also urged the Government to come out with a strategy to mitigate the problems already created in the economic sectors due to the ongoing pandemic.
The Government needs to come out with special economic package to help restore and restart the devastated economy, especially for the small-time business community, who are the worst affected, it said.
The JDU expressed gratitude to all the frontline workers who are working tirelessly in this trying times and appealed to all to cooperate with the guidelines of the implementing agencies. The party also appealed to the Naga public to change the narrow concept towards the understanding of COVID-19 and stop the stigmatization of COVID-19 patients or returnees. (Page News Service)