Sachin Bansal takes the same line as Donald Trump and Elon Musk — let people work and “live with the virus”
- Flipkart founder
Sachin Bansalsaid that it's time to open the economy.
- Bansal is of the opinion that we can’t make use of current opportunities if we continue to stay home.
- But he isn’t the only one, other industry leaders too have called for opening up of factories and industries.
The subject has been an open debate from drawing rooms to television channels—- will hunger and poverty kill more people in the process containing COVID-19 coronavirus? The
And in light of this, Flipkart founder, and now CEO of fintech firm Navi Technologies, Sachin Bansal today took to Twitter to say that people who want to work should be allowed to. “We can't lock ourselves up for 2 years in homes waiting for a vaccine. India can't make use of the opportunities if our most productive people are locked in their homes. With COVID's growth slowing down it's time to open up the economy. We have to learn to live with the virus,” he wrote.
We can't lock ourselves up for 2 years in homes waiting for a vaccine. India can't make use of the opportunities if… https://t.co/wARO98OsSu— Sachin Bansal (@_sachinbansal) 1588165332000
Earlier, Bansal had also tweeted that he wasn’t in the favour of
Due to the lockdown and its consequent impact on the economy, there is a growing shortage of supply of goods in the market and the disruption has led to loss of revenue and, consequently, loss of jobs.
And Bansal is not the only one to ask for the economy to be reopened. The chairman of Jindal Steel and Power Limited, Naveen Jindal, in an article wrote, “We could surely get India to resume its manufacturing activities, under strict supervision, with a hygiene and health protocol in place. We could, thus, make up for the lost momentum.”
Globally too, Elon Musk faced a lot of flak for sending an email to employees saying that all those who are sick can stay home but he is going to continue going to work.
Trump started early
AdvertisementUS President Donald Trump in a press conference had said that he wants the economy to reopen as soon as possible, within weeks. “We can’t have the cure be worse than the problem. We have to open our country because that causes problems that, in my opinion, could be far bigger problems,” Trump said on March 23. Since then, the US has piled on over 1 million COVID-19 cases with over 59,000 deaths.
That’s a number that could keep people on the fence from taking this side of the debate.
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