While other countries are being reported with thousands of Covid-19 positive cases, India is in a better situation when compared to them with 606 positive cases as of now affecting 25 states. But the Centre opted for an immediate shut down for three weeks being terrified of the destruction it may cause if uncontrolled.
Supporting the decision took by the Modi and his government, the sensational Kothagudem DSP case in Telangana illustrates us how deadly the Covid-19 will turn out if it was not controlled in its initial stage.
It is known that days after his son Arba who returned from London was tested positive for coronavirus, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) S M Ali from Bhadradri Kothagudem district and his female cook were tested positive for the coronavirus.
This indicates how narrow is the room for error in this Covid-19 transmission as this case suggests us the wide possibility of the local transmission. Limited local confirmed transmission is defined as a single, locally acquired case, or cases clustered in a single household or nearby houses. Local transmission of the virus from a person infected while traveling is possible during the summer.
Hence, as the DSP reportedly came in contact with 21 people and all of them have been shifted to the Gandhi Hospital. So, this national Shutdown is an excellent opportunity for Indian Citizens to curb the growth of this virus transmission in its initial stage.