PM tells Council of Ministers: A single mistake enough to weaken Covid-19 fightback
Stating that the country was steadily vaccinating substantial number of the nation's population and that testing is also consistently high, the prime minister said that in such a time, there should be no space for carelessness or complacency.
In his conversations with the newly-revamped Council of Ministers on Thursday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi stressed the need to not let the guard down in the fightback against Covid-19.
A single mistake would have far-reaching impacts and weaken the fight to overcome COVID-19, sources cited Prime Minister Modi as saying.
The Prime Minister, according to sources, said that over the past few days, pictures and videos of crowded places and that of people roaming about without masks or social distancing.
This is not a pleasant sight and it should instil a sense of fear in us, he said.
He stressed that India's fight against the global pandemic is underway with full vigour powered by our COVID warriors and frontline workers.
Stating that the country was steadily vaccinating a substantial number of the nation's population and that testing is also consistently high, the prime minister said that in such a time, there should be no space for carelessness or complacency.
With the Covid case numbers being lesser than what they were in the recent months, people may want to venture out, the PM said, however, adding that everyone needs to remember that the threat of COVID-19 is far from over.
"Many other nations are seeing surges in infections. The virus is also mutating. As ministers, our aim should not be to instil fear but to request people to keep taking all possible precautions so that we are able to move beyond this pandemic in the times to come," sources cited the Prime Minister as saying.
During the meeting with the Council of Ministers, the prime minister also expressed concern at the persistently high number of cases coming from Maharashtra and Kerala.