Protect livelihoods: PM Modi at Covid review meet

Rules out lockdown, urges local containment

Protect livelihoods: PM Modi at Covid review meet

Narendra Modi

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, January 13

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday ruled out any lockdown in the wake of Covid surge and urged states and UTs to focus on local containment to ensure minimum impact on livelihoods and growth momentum.

Edit: Preventing homeward flight

2% hospitalisation, 20% during 2nd wave

Data from Chandigarh shows 23% bed occupancy against 85-100% during 2nd wave. Only 2% of 5,816 active cases are now hospitalised against 20% of 5,000 cases in May last year.

‘Aap jiyen qayamat tak’: Channi to PM

Punjab CM Charanjit Channi on Thursday wished PM Modi a long life. He was quoted as having said: “Aap jiyen qayamat tak aur qayamat naa aaye.” He urged the PM to expedite health infra projects in Punjab that could not be inaugurated on January 5. TNS

“While making any strategy, it is very important to keep in mind that there should be minimum damage to economic activities. The momentum of growth should be maintained. It would be better to focus more on local containment,” the PM said in his closing remarks at a Covid review meeting with CMs even as India saw 2,47,417 new infections, the highest in 236 days.

Asking people to stay alert but avoid panic, the PM said vaccine was the best tool against all variants and it was important to fight vaccine hesitancy. He also stressed the need to strengthen home isolation to minimise burden on hospitals. —

Tribune Shorts


Top News

Punjab health minister sacked over corruption charges

Vijay Singla sacked as Punjab health minister over corruption charges, sent to police remand till May 27

Singla was allegedly taking 1 pc commission on all tenders f...

Police constable shot dead in Srinagar

Police constable shot dead by terrorists in Srinagar; 7-year-old daughter injured

Constable Saifullah Qadri is third policeman to be killed in...

India-US strategic partnership is a partnership of trust in true sense: PM Modi during talks with President Biden in Tokyo

India, US to expand defence ties in cyber, space domains; New Delhi to join West-led Bahrain-based naval force

Committed to making India-US ties the closest on the planet:...

Arson in Andhra town over renaming district after Ambedkar, minister’s house torched

Arson in Andhra town over renaming district after Ambedkar, minister’s house torched

Trouble started when police allegedly prevented leaders of K...

Cities

View All