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    India should not weaken its fight against coronavirus: Narendra Modi

    Synopsis

    Health Ministry's data showed that the number of new coronavirus infections dropped below 50,000 for the first time in nearly three months in India on Tuesday even as the country’s Covid-19 tally inched close to 7.6 million.

    PM Modi’s appeal to nation: Stay safe as we prepare for festive season
    Addressing the nation ahead of the upcoming festive season, Prime Minister Narendra appealed to remain vigilant and strengthen the fight to counter Covid-19 . "We must keep in mind that lockdown may have ended but virus is still here," reminded the Prime Minister.

    Reiterating government's promise, he said, Centre is preparing to make sure that Covid-19 vaccine reaches every person.

    From the Janata curfew against Corona till today all of us (Indians )have come a long way. Over time, economic activity also seems to be gradually increasing, emphasised Modi.

    “Many people have stopped taking precautions now. This is not right. If you are careless, walking out without a mask, then you are putting yourself, your family, your family’s children, the elderly in as much trouble,” he added.

    This is Modi's seventh address to the nation since he announced a strict lockdown in March-end to check the spread of the coronavirus. Since June, the nation has been exiting the restrictions in phases in order to reopen the economy.

    Health Ministry's data showed that the number of new coronavirus infections dropped below 50,000 for the first time in nearly three months in India on Tuesday even as the country’s Covid-19 tally inched close to 7.6 million.

    Using digital health ID for Covid immunisation
    On Monday, while addressing the inaugural function of Grand Challenges Annual Meeting 2020, the PM said India is currently seeing a decline in the number of Covid-19 cases per day and the growth rate of cases because it was one of the first countries to adopt a lockdown. He also said that India has one of the highest recovery rates of 88%.

    The worst is over
    A government-appointed panel said on Sunday, the country is past the coronavirus peak, pointing to the tapering number of cases over last two weeks. From a peak of 97,000-plus cases, India is now logging around 60,000-plus cases a day.
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    13 Comments on this Story

    Jyoti Choudhary37 days ago
    Your efforts are truely appreciated MODIJI. But now it's time to really focus on some serious issues like employment, due to which people are literally starving now.According to me, TIMING is really important in everything we do today.During the early days of LOCKDOWN middle class people had some savings so they managed for 2 3 months but now it's really very hard for them, So I think now it's time to generate more employment opportunities in the country. NO doubt you've done a great job(made INDIA the first country to adopt LOCKDOWN, highest recovery rates,etc)but there still A LOT MORE LEFT....
    Ritesh Kumar Sipany38 days ago
    Rome was not built in a day
    Ramanathan Nair38 days ago
    Modi Ji - Emphasis should be increased towards more job creation. Also vaccines should reach each and every Indian without fail. Each hospital should be regulated wrt vaccine prices and hospitals needs to be penalized against exorbitant princes
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