PM Modi Urges Citizens Not To Panic, Stresses On Alertness In Fight Against Covid

Over the rising concerns over the massive surge of Covid-19 cases in the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today held a virtual meeting with the Chief Ministers.

PM Modi Urges Citizens Not to Panic, Stresses on Alertness in Fight Against Covid in today’s virtual meet with CM’s

Over the rising concerns over the massive surge of Covid-19 cases in the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today held a virtual meeting with the Chief Ministers.

The meeting focused on state-specific scenarios to battle Coronavirus, including best practices and public health response. The Prime Minister urged all states to ensure adequate health infrastructure at the district level, and to speed up the vaccination drive for children in the 15-18 age group.

PM said we must stay alert, but we must also take full care that a situation of panic isn’t created. Focus on local containment, increase testing in the areas from where more cases are emerging should also be ensured, he said. Prime Minister Modi held a meeting with chief ministers over the Covid-19 situation amid the surge in coronavirus cases due to Omicron Variant.

Along with these other restrictions and curb are being imposed in various parts of the country to check the spread of the highly transmissible virus. PM Modi stressed on home isolation and said, we should ensure that a maximum of people are cured within home isolation norms. He said local containment must be given importance to control the spread of COVID-19.

Proactive, preemptive, collective approach is needed to ensure alarming situation does not arise as well as we have to make sure no misinformation is spread about vaccines added PM.

In the meeting, PM clarified that “Compared to previous variants, Omicron is rapidly spreading … it’s more transmissible … Our health experts are assessing the situation. It’s clear that we have to stay alert, but also ensure to avoid panic”

He further added, “Initial skepticism about Omicron slowly getting cleared; This variant infecting general population several times faster than previous ones and Home-made ayurvedic, traditional remedies will also be helpful.”

In addition to fighting Omicron, we also need to be ready for any future variants of this virus, he added.

Meanwhile, India has given the first dose to over 92% of its eligible population. Nearly 70% eligible people have got their second doses as well. India has already vaccinated nearly 3 crore 15–18-year-old children as well.

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