Thursday, January, 27,2022

Continue covid fight with pre-emptive, pro-active methods

Chairing a virtual meeting with the chief ministers of all states to review Covid-19 situation, PM asserted on the need to safeguard economy and livelihood of the common people and focus on local containment

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday urged Central and state governments to continue with preemptive, pro-active and collective approach followed so far in fighting the Covid-19 pandemic. PM Modi called for focusing on local containment and emphasised on the need to safeguard economy and livelihood of the common people while framing Covid strategies. Modi also stated that the initial skepticism about the Omicron variant was slowly getting cleared as it has shown to have infected the general population several times faster than the previous ones. The meeting came a day after the Union Ministry of Health flagged a sharp surge in the country’s case positivity rate among other serious concerns. We need to further accelerate ‘Har Ghar Dastak’ programme to reach 100 per cent vaccination coverage, said Modi. We have vaccinated nearly 3 crore adolescents within 10 days. This shows India’s potential and our preparedness to deal with this challenge, added PM Modi.

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