Focus on Local Containment: PM Modi

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday urged Central and state governments to continue with the pre-emptive, pro-active and collective approach followed so far in fighting the Covid-19 pandemic. PM Modi said irrespective of the variant, the proven way to tackle the pandemic remains vaccination only.

“Made in India vaccines are proving their superiority all over the world. It is a matter of pride for every Indian that today India has given the first dose to about 92 percent of the adult population,” PM Modi said.

Amid a surge in coronavirus infections across the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday emphasized the need for local containment to arrest the spread of Covid-19 during a virtual review meeting with the chief ministers of all states and Union territories.

PM Modi stressed that while making any strategy, it is very important to keep in mind that there should be minimal damage to the livelihood of the common people, economic activities, and momentum of the economy should be maintained. So it would be better to focus more on local containment.

With the Omicron variant fueling the third wave of Covid-19, various restrictions have been put in place nationwide to curb the spread of the virus. On Thursday, India logged 2,47,417 new coronavirus infections, the highest in 236 days, taking the total tally of Covid-19 cases to 3,63,17,927 which includes 5,488 cases of the Omicron variant, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Thursday.

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