PM calls for “Tika Utsav” on April 11-14 as meeting with CMs is held on pandemic
After having been administered his second dose of Covid-19 vaccines, prime minister Narendra Modi held a meeting with chief ministers of states and Union Territories to take stock of the situation.
The prime minister said the nation must have a celebration of vaccination, “Tika Utsav” between April 11-14 nationwide.
Modi mentioned laxity on the pandemic by a few States and said a strict vigilance is required for the next 2-3 weeks.
He called upon the youth of the country to follow the Standard Operation Protocols (SOPs) and if they do, “Corona stands no chance against the youth of our country.”
The prime minister said that even after having been vaccinated, all the precautions need to be taken. There is no dropping of guard against the pandemic.
The Covid-19 situation is more alarming than ever in India with as many as 1.26 lakh people testing positive in one day. Hospitals are getting overwhelmed and noise on quality of ventilators is being aired. Many States, mostly non-BJP ones, are grumbling on vaccine shortages.
Those who succumbed to the pandemic figures 685 on the count on Wednesday. The total fatalities thus far have been 1,66, 862.
Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray, Karnataka’s BS Yediyurappa and Bihar CM Nitish Kumar were among the ones who attended the virtual meeting. West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee skipped the meet.
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday announced that he has been infected by the Covid-19 virus. “I have been confirmed Covid +ve. Will get treated at the Government Medical College, Kozhikkode. Request those who have been in contact with me recently to go into self observation,” he said on social media platform Twitter.
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