Coronavirus is far from being over, urge all to wear masks: PM Modi on Mann Ki Baat
New Delhi/IBNS: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday warned people that coronavirus remains to be fatal as it was in the beginning and the pandemic is far from being over.
Addressing his monthly radio broadcast 'Mann Ki Baat' on a day when India registered over 13.85 lakh cases of the virus including more than 32,000 deaths, PM Modi said: "The hazards of Corona are far from being over. At many places, it is spreading fast. We need to be extra vigilant."
"We have to bear in mind that Corona is as fatal today as it was in the beginning – that’s why we have to be fully cautious," the PM said in a note of warning.
He stressed on the importance of wearing mask urging everyone to do it as a practice.
"Wearing a face mask, using a gamchcha or a light towel to cover, two yard distancing, frequently washing hands, avoiding spitting anywhere, taking full care of hygiene & sanitation- these are our weapons to protect us from Corona," said he.
The PM acknowledged the difficulty of wearing masks all the time but reminded the countrymen of the medical workers who have to compulsorily do it to fight the disease and treat patients.
"There are times when masks cause inconvenience, one feels like removing them from the face- especially during a conversation. When a mask is required the most, we tend to remove it."
"At such times, I urge you that whenever you feel your mask is bothersome and you want to remove it, spare a thought for those doctors, those nurses; think of our Corona warriors. You will find them wearing masks for hours together, diligently working to save our lives- sometimes wearing masks for a span of eight to ten hours," said he.
"Doesn’t that discomfort them? Just think about them… you too will feel that as citizens, we should not be negligent at all; nor let others be so," he added.
However, the PM informed that the recovery rate in India is better compared to other countries.
"Tthe mortality rate in the context of Corona in our country is much less as well, compared to most countries, of course, the loss of even one life is saddening, but India has also succeeded in saving the lives of millions of her people," said he.