Das ka Dum with Dr Bhaskar Das: Given the way people have not been practising social distancing, do you think there will be a Lockdown 5.0 too?

18 May,2020

Bhaskar Das

Okay, we obviously didn’t expect BD to give a ‘sureshot’ answer given the uncertainties that lie ahead, but we asked him nevertheless. Without any further ado, here’s the May 18 edition of Das Ka Dum with Dr Bhaskar Das of course. Read on…


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Q. Lockdown 4.0 starts today. From the way things have been going – people not practising social distancing – do you think there will be a Lockdown 5.0 too?


A. Whatever numerical versions we ascribe, I strongly feel that till a vaccine arrives on the scene, some form of Lockdown has to continue, albeit in a deaveraged format across the country, depending on the spread of Covid-19 in the red, orange and green zone. In the interest of life and livelihood, restricted conditions of living would be new route to freedom from the virus. We have to learn to peacefully coexist with an invisible enemy to mitigate its  visible impact.



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