Coronavirus still as dangerous as before, we need to take all precautions: PM Modi

Last Updated: Sunday, 26 July 2020 (14:22 IST)
New Delhi: While lauding the country’s fight against Coronavirus, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that it still remains as dangerous as before and stressed the need to take all precautions to prevent the spread of the virus.

Speaking on his monthly radio show Mann Ki Baat, the PM said India’s recovery rate as well death toll was better than other nations.
 
“Over the last few months, the way the country fought against Corona unitedly, has proven many apprehensions wrong. Today, the recovery rate in our country is better compared to other countries; the mortality rate in the context of Corona in our country is much less as well, compared to most countries, of course, the loss of even one life is saddening, but India has also succeeded in saving the lives of millions of her people,” Mr Modi further said.
 
At the same time, he stressed the need to take all precautions to prevent the spread of the virus.
 
“The hazards of Corona are far from being over. At many places, it is spreading fast. We need to be extra vigilant. We have to bear in mind that Corona is as fatal today as it was in the beginning- that’s why we have to be fully cautions.
 
“Wearing a face mask, using a gamchha or a light towel to cover, two yard distancing, frequently washing hands, avoiding spitting anywhere, taking full care of hygiene and sanitation- these are our weapons to protect us from Corona,” the PM stated.
 
He further said that “as citizens, we should not be negligent at all; nor let others be so.”
 
“There are times when masks cause inconvenience, one feels like removing them from the face- especially during a conversation. When a mask is required the most, we tend to remove it. At such times, I urge you that whenever you feel your mask is bothersome and you want to remove it, spare a thought for those doctors, those nurses; think of our Corona warriors.
 
“You will find them wearing masks for hours together, diligently working to save our lives- sometimes wearing masks for a span of eight to ten hours. Just think about them, you too will feel that as citizens, we should not be negligent at all; nor let others be so. On the one hand, we have to fight the battle against Corona with full awareness and vigilance; on the other, whatever our responsibilities, through sheer perseverance - business, jobs or studies - we have to lend pace to it, taking it to greater heights,” he added. (UNI)