Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that a little carelessness can stop our movement. Addressing the nation, Indian PM Modi says, "in this festive season, markets are bright again but we need to remember that the lockdown might have ended but Covid-19 still persists.”
“We are moving through a difficult time. A little carelessness can stop our movement, may dampen our happiness. If we will carry the responsibilities of life and vigilance simultaneously, only then there will be happiness in life," the PM said, while cautioning people to celebrate festivals like Diwali, Eid, Guru Nanak Jayanti, etc, keeping in mind the SOPs of social distancing.”
PM Modi qotes Kabir, says the poet had said one should not rest till crops are brought home from the field. Similary, we should not relax till Covid brought under control. PM also quotes Ramcharitmaanas as saying an enemy, a mistake and an ailment should never be underestimated. Hence, we too should not underestimate Covid threat
“Several versions of vaccines are being worked upon in India as well. Some of them are at advanced stage. The government is also working to prepare the nation to ensure that the vaccine reaches every India as soon as possible,” said PM Modi.
He said that in Europe, America and other countries, the number of cases have seen a hike yet again after seeing a reduction. “We should continue to be careful and not be callous until the vaccine of the virus is created.”
“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, “warned PM Modi.
He said that India will soon cross the 10 crore test number, which has been a major asset in our fight against the pandemic. Our doctors, nurses and health workers have all served our massive population minutely. This is not the time to be careless.
“In India, the death rate at per million population is 83. On the contrary, in several countries such as US, UK and Brazil, the number is over 600. India has been successful in saving lives of its citizens better than more prosperous countries.”
PM Modi: We have travelled a long distance since the janata curfew was imposed. While many people have gone back to work, the danger of coronavirus is not over yet. India has managed to fare better than a lot of other more resource-rich nations. Our fatality rate is lower than developed countries.
PM Modi: Festive season is here. People are crowding places. Lockdown might have been pulled down, but virus still here.