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‘Shaky Preparedness to Deal with COVID-19 Crisis’: Prashant Kishor

In a tweet, Kishor said that the “decision to lockdown India may be right,” but called 21 days “too long.”

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A day after PM Narendra Modi's address to India, in which he announced a 21-day lockdown and urged people to not step out of their houses at any cost, election strategist and former JD(U) national vice-president Prashant Kishor took to Twitter to question Centre's strategy to deal with the novel coronavirus crisis – calling it “shaky preparedness.”

In a tweet, on Wednesday, 25 March, Kishor said, “Decision to lockdown India maybe right but 21 days might a bit too long.” (sic)

He further implied that this is the price the country is paying for being “behind the curve.”

Earlier last week, Kishor had also shared a list of things that the Centre could do apart from ‘Janata Curfew.’ He had mentioned “5-7 days of lockdown” and increased COVID-19 testing.

As of Wednesday, India has recorded at least 562 positive cases of coronavirus.

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