As we write this Bengaluru, the southern Indian city, has declared a ten day lockdown starting July 14 as the cases were rising with every passing day.
Srinagar is also facing a similar problem. The number of Covid-19 patients requiring requiring oxygen suis increasing with every passing day. The doctors are worried that a lot of patients in 20s and 30s are knocking on hospital doors with bilateral pneumonia and partial lung failure. The oxymerers are clearly indicating that a good percentage of patients admitted in the hospital require oxygen supply immediately upon admission to the hospital. On Saturday we had nine Covid-19 deaths and most likely the number is going to increase in coming days.
People, more than the administration, are behaving irresponsibly. The Public gardens are witnessing a huge rush as people are throng them throwing all caution to winds. On the Boulevard road people drive about every evening as if without it they wont survivem. We see motor cyclists racing past each other unmindful of what social distancing actually means.
People need to understand that these are tough times and utmost discipline has to be maintained in letter and spirit. Without maintaining discipline it would be hard slog to get out of woods. Covid-19 will test our resolve and it will test it hard. We need yo chose between a mask and a ventilator.