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IndiaPeople casual, rising Covid cases in 2nd wave concerning: PM to CMs

People casual, rising Covid cases in 2nd wave concerning: PM to CMs


Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said it is matter of “serious concern” that the growth rate of daily cases in the second Covid-19 wave is higher than the first wave. He said people have also become “more casual” in their approach towards the viral disease.

Addressing a meeting on Covid-19 with chief ministers, PM Modi said, “ has crossed peak of the first wave, and this time, the growth rate of cases is higher.”

He urged the states to enhance testing and said they should focus on micro-containment strategies, taking lessons from the past one year of fighting the pandemic.

Top 5 takeaways from PM Modi's speech:

1) In his address, PM Modi said Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, , Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and several other states have crossed their peaks of the first wave, and that some other states are moving towards this stage. “This is a matter of concern to all of us. This is a serious concern.”

2) “In comparison to the first wave of Covid-19, this time the people have become more casual towards the disease. The sudden spike in Covid-19 cases has complicated the situation further,” the prime minister said.

3) On vaccination, he said people would have to be informed that they should not become careless after taking the vaccine shots. “We will have to repeatedly tell people that they should wear mask and take precautions even after getting vaccinated.”

4) “April 11 is the birth anniversary of Jyotiba Phule and April 14 is the birth anniversary of Dr BR Ambedkar. We should organise a ‘Teeka Utsav' (vaccination fest) between these dates and try to vaccinate as many eligible people as possible,” PM Modi said.

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Appealing to the youth, the prime minister said they should provide all possible help to vaccinate people aged more than 45 years in their vicinity.

5) “Test, track, treat, Covid-appropriate behaviour and Covid-19 management, these are the things we need to focus on. Despite all challenges, today we have better experience and infrastructure to handle the situation. We also have vaccines. Our hardworking doctors and workers, along with public participation, have immensely helped in handling the situation and will continue to do so in the future too,” PM Modi said.

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