Prime Minister Narendra Modi said today he empathized with people’s pain and suffering because of Covid and described the virus as an invisible and quick-changing enemy that was challenging the whole world.
“Because of this coronavirus, we have lost people close to us. The pain that citizens have suffered, that many experienced, I am feeling it equally,” PM Modi said in his online address at a farmers’ event.
“As your Pradhan Sevak, I share your every sentiment.”
The country is dealing with an invisible and shapeshifting enemy, he said of the virus that has spawned multiple mutant strains including one that is said to have pushed India’s deadly second surge.
“The pandemic, the worst in 100 years, is testing the world at every step. There is an invisible enemy before us.”
“The blocks in our resources are being removed on a war-footing,” PM Modi said.
He assured that his government’s effort was to make sure that maximum people were vaccinated.
“So far, around 18 crore vaccine doses have been given. Government hospitals are giving free shots across the country. So please do get the vaccine when it is your turn,” he urged.
“This vaccine will be our shield against the coronavirus and will protect us from serious infection. And even after vaccination, we cannot abandon precautions like masks and social distancing.”
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