Sonia Gandhi shares video message to thank frontline warriors of coronavirus
New Delhi : Hours before Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to address the nation over lockdown extension and other key policies, Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday shared a video message praising the efforts of frontline warriors - doctors, sanitation workers, policemen - for their dedicated fight against the coronavirus.
"What can be more patriotic that all of us fighting the pandemic together. Our coronavirus warriors are fighting this war despite lack of basic safety gear. Doctors, health workers and volunteers are treating patients despite lack of protection kits," Sonia Gandhi said, urging people to "follow the lockdown and adhere to the social distancing norms".
"Policemen and jawans are on duty to ensure a successful lockdown. Sanitation workers - despite lack of resources - are helping in containing the spread of the coronavirus. Government officials too are working hard to ensure essential services. But if we don't support them, they won't be able to do their jobs. Reports have been coming of harassment of doctors. This is wrong, against our culture. We have to support them in this fight."
Watch video message below:
कांग्रेस अध्यक्षा श्रीमती सोनिया गांधी का देश के नाम संदेश:-— Congress (@INCIndia) April 14, 2020
कोरोना संकट में डॉक्टर्स, सफाईकर्मियों, पुलिस सहित सरकारी अधिकारियों के डटे रहने से बड़ी "देशभक्ति" कोई नहीं है। हम एकता, अनुशासन और आत्मबल के भाव से कोरोना को परास्त करेंगे। धैर्य एवं संयम के लिए देशवासियों का धन्यवाद। pic.twitter.com/Sl4zkKURTv
"Many of you are fighting this war at an individual level by distributing sanitisers, ration. All of you deserve to be praised. All Congress workers are with you in this fight, whether we are in opposition or ruling a state," she said at the end of nearly five-minute long video message.
PM Narendra Modi will be addressing the nation at 10 am on Tuesday, where he is likely to announce the lockdown extension with some measures to restart the economy of India.