Prime Minister Narendra Modi has warned the second wave of Covid 19 was like being “hit by a storm” and appealed the states to resort to lockdown only as a last resort.
In his address to the nation, Modi said “we have to save the country from lockdown. We have to concentrate on micro containment zones and have to try our best to avoid lockdown.”
The Prime Minister emphasized that along with saving lives, effort was to save the economic activities and ensure minimum adverse impact on the livelihood of the people. “By opening vaccination for 18 years and above population, vaccine will be available quickly for the workforce in the cities. The Prime Minister requested the state governments that they should boost the confidence of the workers and convince them to stay wherever they are,” he told the nation.
In today’s circumstances, we have to save the country from lockdown
MADE IN INDIA VACCINE
Modi stated that the scientists came out with the vaccine in a very short time and the country now has the cheapest vaccine in the world. India has embarked upon the world’s largest vaccination drive with two ‘made in India’ Vaccines. From the very first phase of the vaccination drive, it has been emphasized that the vaccine reaches the maximum areas and to the people who need it, he said. India gave first 10 crore, 11 crore and the 12 crore vaccine doses in the shortest time in the world, he added.
concentrate on micro containment zones and have to try our best to avoid lockdown
The Prime Minister also mentioned that the Government was working with “speed and sensitivity” to meet the increasing demand of oxygen in the various parts of the country.
In his address, he also expressed condolences for the lives lost to the pandemic in the recent times. “I am with you in this time of grief as a family member. The challenge is huge, we have to overcome it collectively with determination, courage and preparation” said the Prime Minister.
Efforts to save the economic activities needed
He also paid tribute to the doctors, medical staff, paramedical staff, sanitation workers, ambulance drivers security forces and police force for their contribution in the fight against Corona.
“With the strength of people’s participation, we will be able to defeat this wave of Corona too,” he said.