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Covid-19 pandemic should not be a matter of politics: PM Modi

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Guwahati, July 21 (NKTV):  PM Narendra Modi interacted with floor leaders of all parties from both houses of Parliament yesterday evening to keep them informed of the trajectory of Covid-19 in India and the Public Health Response to the Pandemic. He thanked all leaders for participating in the meeting and giving very practical inputs and suggestions.

He added that inputs from different parts of the country help immensely in policy design. Modi said, the pandemic should not be a matter of politics and is a matter of concern for entire humanity. He added that mankind has not seen such a pandemic in the last 100 years. Prime Minister informed leaders about the rising speed of India’s vaccination program and how the first 10 crore doses took around 85 days while the last 10 crore doses have taken 24 days.

Leaders across parties thanked the Prime Minister for his efforts through the pandemic. Leaders also spoke about their own unique experiences with the disease. They also highlighted the situation in various states and spoke about the vaccination drives in their respective states. They also spoke about the need to constantly ensure Covid appropriate behaviour. Leaders unanimously appreciated the presentation given to them for its rich information and insights. A detailed presentation was given by Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan. He informed that as of date, only eight States have more than ten thousand cases with majority of caseload in the State of Maharashtra and Kerala. He said, only five states have a positivity rate more than 10 per cent.


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