India fighting strongly against coronavirus, way ahead most countries: PM Narendra Modi
New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday lauded India's fight against the coronavirus and claimed that the nation has managed to perform better than most of other countries in the world.
While lauding the efforts, PM Modi also announced that the lockdown will be extended till May 3, 2020 and there will be a strict screening of areas till April 20, after which some of the essential services will be resumed to ensure movement of the economy.
He also urged people to follow the restrictions and guidelines mandatorily to beat the coronavirus and claimed that so far India has managed to do well as it stays way ahead in the fight as compared to other nations.
"India's fight against corona global epidemic is moving ahead very strongly. Because of your sacrifice so far, India has been able to avert considerable damage from coronavirus. I know how many problems you had to face. Somebody has trouble getting food, somebody has trouble commuting and someone is away from home," Prime Minister Modi said in his address to the nation.
"But for the sake of the country, you are performing your duties like a disciplined soldier. This is the power which is inherent in 'We The People of India' in our constitution. On the birth anniversary of Baba Saheb, this demonstration of our collective power and this resolution is a true tribute to him," he said.
PM Modi also highlighted how prepared is India to fight unforeseen circumstances. He said that according to the analysed data it has been learned that around 1500 beds are required for 10,000 coronavirus positive patients. In India, when we have touched the mark we have 100,000 beds and hospitals ready on standby to take care of the patients.
"India has sufficient amount of essential goods and items and the government is also taking care of maintaining the supply chain. So people must not panic and follow the guidelines," PM Modi said during his address.
India's total number of Coronavirus positive cases has climbed to 10,363 including 8,988 active cases, 1,035 cured/discharged/migrated and 339 deaths, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said today.