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Lockdown has served its purpose, cannot go on 'indefinitely': NITI Aayog

NITI Aayog member V K Paul said the doubling time of the cases had now improved significantly to 13.3 days from 3.4 days before the first lockdown

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FILE PIC: Police personnel stop commuters during a nationwide lockdown imposed in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, in Ghaziabad. Photo: PTI

BS Web TeamAgencies New Delhi
Chairman of an empowered group One and NITI Aayog member V K Paul on Friday said the coronavirus-induced nationwide lockdown, which is about to complete two months on May 25, cannot go on indefinitely.

According to Paul, the lockdown, which was imposed on March 25, has achieved its purpose by giving the nation enough time to ramp up the health infrastructure and raise awareness about the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, news agency PTI reported.

Responding to a question on whether relaxations allowed in the fourth phase of the lockdown, including a partial resumption of domestic flight services, would hurtle India

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First Published: May 23 2020 | 7:23 AM IST

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