The coronavirus-triggered lockdown has saved the nation from “a lot of agony”, however the subdued financial exercise in the course of the interval, State Bank of India (SBI) Chairman Rajnish Kumar stated on Friday.
He stated the nationwide lockdown ought to solely be lifted as soon as the state of affairs is totally below management.
“More patience is required. We cannot lower the guard without being confident that we are in complete control of the situation and the spread of the virus is fully contained,” the highest SBI official instructed PTI.
“I think the lockdown has saved India from a lot of agony and the number of cases is under control,” he stated.
Mr Kumar stated so long as the lockdown continues, financial exercise will stay tepid, however “demand should be there in the economy” and the query of logistics will be taken care of.
The SBI chairman additionally stated full easing of the curbs remains to be a while away.
“I think we are few days away when the lockdown can be completely lifted. Some states are in a bad shape. It also has to be ensured that the number of green zones across the country increases,” he stated.
Mr Kumar stated if folks proceed to keep up self-discipline in the course of the lockdown, the curve will be flattened rapidly and an exponential rise within the variety of coronavirus instances prevented.
“We are getting results, as the recovery rate is more than 25 per cent,” he added.