Put on masks: PM forward of festivals

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, October 8

Ahead of the festive season, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday launched a community campaign via Twitter, asking people to unite against Covid-19 by wearing masks, maintaining a two-yard distance and maintaining a hand and respiratory hygiene.

“India’s Covid-19 fight is people-driven and gets great strength from our Covid warriors. Our collective efforts have helped saved many lives. We have to continue the momentum… Let us #Unite2FightCorona! Let us always remember: Wear a mask. Wash hands. Follow social distancing. Practice ‘Do Gaj Ki Doori.’ Together, we will succeed,” he said.

Health Minister Harsh Vardhan hailed PM’s call, saying “we cannot let negligence undo the good.” Stressing that the battle against Covid was not yet over, he said: “Festivities are upon us and people come together in celebrations. I join the Prime Minister in exhorting people to be mindful of precautions.”

With 1, 05,526 cumulative deaths, India’s case fatality rate now is 1.54 pc while active cases stand at 9,02,425, comprising 13.20 per cent of all cases.

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