Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij today put forward two options — lockdowns and a strict adherence to the Covid-19 protocol — to tackle the second wave of ravaging pandemic the country. Imposing curbs even in the face of public anger was acceptable, he said, adding that he was not willing to see bodies piled up.
“We are not in favour of a lockdown. People get angry when restrictions are imposed. I am okay with people’s anger but not with laashon ka dher (piles of bodies),” Mr Vij told said today during the NDTV Solutions Summit. “Haryana is witnessing a spike like the rest of the country. There are 38,000 active patients in the state. We made arrangements in time.”