The Union government on Friday decided to extend the nationwide lockdown for another two weeks. However, considerable relaxations have been given in districts falling in the green and orange zones. The government should now look for ways to revive economic activity.
Here is a summary of Business Standard opinion pieces for the day.
Is it asking too much of the Congress to offer criticisms and realistic solutions that recognise the present realities, writes T N Ninan Read here
India needed to get back to work in stages. But by not getting the country out of the induced coma of the lockdown, Modi govt has risked incapacitating it, writes Shekhar Gupta Read here
As New Delhi looks for exit options and the politics around it, Sri Lanka and Nepal battle their own political contradictions. No telling what lies at the end of the struggle, writes Aditi Phadnis Read here