After a review meeting with the Chief Ministers of all states and union territories on Thursday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi appealed to the state governments not to be negligent on the one hand, but advised the state governments to increase testing and control the corona through the Containment Zone. PM Modi has also announced that Tika Utsav will be celebrated in the country from 11 to 14 April. During this time, he has asked the states to get more and more people aged above 45 years vaccinated. PM Modi has also made it clear that the complete lockdown in the country is not going to happen.
‘Crossing the First Peak is a matter of concern’
PM Modi said, “In today’s review, some things are clear in front of us, we need to pay special attention to them. First, the country has crossed the peak of the first wave, and this time the growth rate is even faster than before. Second, many states including Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat have also crossed the first wave peak. Some other states are also moving towards this. This is a matter of concern for all of us.
‘Now we have the resources and experience’
PM Modi said, “Despite all these challenges, we have a better experience, resources, and vaccine than ever before.” Along with public participation, our hardworking doctors and health-care staff have helped a lot in handling the situation and continue to do so today. Test, track, treat and covid approp behavior and covid management, these are the things we have to emphasize. ”
‘Pay attention to small containment zone’
PM Modi said, “By using the time of lockdown, we increased our capacity and developed resources. Today we have the resources, so our emphasis should be on the small containment zone. We will get the results. This hard work will pay off. ”PM Modi stressed on increasing testing and said that everyone should be tested in Containment Zones.
‘Teeka Utsav from April 11’
PM Modi made it clear that people of all ages will not be vaccinated yet. He pointed to the limited availability of vaccines, saying that all people over the age of 45 should be vaccinated first. PM Modi, announcing the Teeka Utsav from April 11 to 14, said, “April 11 is Jyotiba Phule ji’s birth anniversary and April 14 is Baba Saheb’s birth anniversary, let us all celebrate ‘Teeka Utsav’. Our effort should be that in this vaccine festival, we get more and more people vaccinated. I would also urge the youth of the country to give all possible help in getting the vaccine around whoever is above 45 years around you. ”