AP Govt ignoring threat of 2nd Covid-19 wave: Chandrababu Naidu
Vijayawada/UNI: Telugu Desam Party National President and former Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Thursday stressed the need for the Andhra Pradesh Government to make more serious efforts in order to save the people from the impending second wave of Coronavirus epidemic.
Naidu termed it as unfortunate that while Prime Minister Narendra Modi was raising awareness on physical distancing and mask-wearing, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy was not talking at all on preventive measures.
“On the other hand, the AP Government was more interested in reopening the schools, theatres and liquor shops regardless of the threat of infections," Naidu pointed out.
The TDP chief said that the Government should give equal emphasis to the fight against the deadly virus along with the economy revival measures. “It should be noted that AP has stood number 2 in the number of infections in the country and number 1 in virus cases per lakh population," he said.
In this backdrop, the future socio-economic recovery of any State or Country or a community would depend solely on how best they would take post-Covid management steps. A weekly audit of the status of infections would give an idea to effectively counter the epidemic.
Stating that the vaccine was expected by the end of the year, Naidu said that even then, the economic impact would remain there for one or two years more.
The Governments should rescue the helpless sections of society from this humanitarian crisis. As a responsible party, the TDP conducted four webinars to spread awareness, said he.
The www.apfightscorona.com started by the TDP was a platform to highlight the plight of people who lost their jobs and incomes due to Covid. Through the Global Forum for Sustainable Transformation (GFST), weekly Sunday bulletins were being sent to the Prime Minister's Office on best practices.
The TDP chief said that best approaches from around the world should be adopted for better management like the ones followed by Japan, South Korea and Vietnam.
A cluster based approach with greater focus on super spreader groups was the need of the hour. Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) should be followed to give better relief to the people.