The country’s largest populous state has ordered that a majority of people go into lockdown. Consequently, he states that this needs to be done as ICU beds in hospitals around the state are at precarious levels. There is an urgent need to slow the rate of virus cases both in deaths and hospitalizations. This order will mean many millions are locked down again especially in it populated areas. It was not foreseen that the state would be in lockdown only here we are he stated. It is unfortunate that bars, theatres etc have to shut down. Critical business and already open schools have been spared. There is hope he states. There is a vaccine and we are ready to distribute it and make it accessible to those on the front line.