A staggered exit plan is required to bring back the normalcy in the State and to revive the economic activity simultaneously, taking care of monetary and food requirements of the vulnerable sections of the State stated Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur while presiding over the meeting today.
He said that as per the threat of COVID-19 and cases found in Himachal Pradesh, the State would be divided into six zones viz. red zone, orange (4 zones) and green zone for the sake of drafting exit plan from COVID-19 lockdown.
However Thakur clarified that exist plan would be initiated only when there was initial flattening of infection curve followed by tapering of the curve with the tendency to reach a stage zero infection.
Thakur added that the exit plan would be prepared keeping in view health and economic variables. He said that capacity of the State’s health care system to guard public life, personnel discharging essential services and medical professionals against the epidemic during the days to come and capacity to build resilience against the diseases would be taken into consideration.
Thakur said that the identified hot spots would be entirely isolated from the other parts and supply of food and other essential commodities would be entrusted to the police and the local administration.
Advisor Planning Dr. Basu Sood made a presentation on Draft Exit Plan to the Chief Minister and other officials present in the meeting