‘Don’t lower guard, Covid not over yet’

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On Sunday, 1,138 new cases were reported across the country, taking the total number of infections to 43 million…reports Asian Lite News

Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged on Sunday urged nation to not let their guard down against Covid-19 as the virus is constantly changing forms and may keep resurfacing if proper precautions are not taken, the Hindustan Times reported.

“Corona was a big crisis, and we are not saying that the crisis is over. It may have taken a pause, but we never know when it will resurface,” Modi said in a virtual address to mark the 14th foundation day of the Maa Umiya Dham, a temple, in Gujarat’s Junagadh district.

“It is a bahurupiya (changeable) disease. To stop this, nearly 185 crore doses (of vaccine) were administered, which surprises the world,” the Prime Minister said. “This has been made possible due to your support.”

On Sunday, 1,138 new cases were reported across the country, taking the total number of infections to 43 million, health ministry data showed.

At least two suspected cases of highly transmissible XE variant have been reported in India, one in Gujarat and the other in Mumbai. The central government is yet to confirm the two cases. The Prime Minister also reiterated the importance of the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav and Amrit Kaal.

He asked the gathering to raise awareness and resolve about the shape of the society, village and the country in their hearts. He also stressed his vision of 75 Amrit Sarovars in every district. He said that for the people of Gujarat who had made thousands of check dams, this should not be too big a task but the impact of this effort will be huge.

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