In his first meeting with the new Council of Ministers on Thursday evening, Prime Minister Narendra Modi underlined the importance of disseminating the message of remaining cautious about Covid-19 as the threat is “far from over”.
Addressing the ministers, sources said, the PM said that “over the past few days, we all have been seeing pictures and videos of crowded places and people roaming about without masks or social distancing”, and that it is “not a pleasant sight and it should instil a sense of fear in us”.
“Powered by our Covid warriors and frontline workers, India’s fight against the global pandemic is under way with full vigour. We are steadily vaccinating substantial numbers of our nation’s population. Testing is also consistently high,” Modi said. However, “in such a time, there should be no space for carelessness or complacency” and a “single mistake would have far-reaching impacts and weaken the fight” against the pandemic.