Lockdown would only help in slowing down the spread of COVID-19, but it was not a permanent solution to tackle the pandemic, Telangana Municipal Administration Minister K T Rama Rao said on Monday.

Rao, son of Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, also said no country in the world had solved the problem through lockdown. “…some friends are asking for imposing lockdown.

Lockdown is not a solution for this. By imposing lockdown, we may be able to slow this down to some extent, except causing some inconvenience to people, it is not a permanent solution,” he said.

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