Have To Ensure Virus Doesn't Spread To Villages: Modi On Migrant Movement

Publish On: 11 May, 2020 04:46 PM | Updated   |   Shivalik  

On Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had a video conference meeting with chief ministers on how to move forward with the ongoing nationwide lockdown. 

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In the meeting, held about a week before the third phase of lockdown ends. he said that the government will have to think about moving forward and talked about a holistic approach.

“In this entire fight, the world has said that we have been successful in fighting the threat of Covid-19. State governments have played a major role in this fight. They have understood their responsibility and served their roles in countering this threat,” the Prime Minister said.

“We stressed that people should stay where they are. But it’s human nature to want to go home and so we had to modify or change our decisions. Despite that, we have to make sure that the disease doesn’t spread and go to villages, that’s our big challenge,” he added talking about the movement of migrants.

Today's conference meeting is the fifth such meeting held by PM Modi on curbing the spread of the deadly COVID-19. 

Home Minister Amit Shah, who was also in attendance, urged the chief ministers to promote the  Aarogya Setu mobile application is their respective states as it will help in tracking the spread of the virus.

So far, the total number of coronavirus cases in India have reached 67,152. 

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The highly infectious virus which first originated in the Chinese city of Wuhan last December has infected more than 4 million globally till now and the figure continues to rise with many countries fearing a second wave of infections.