While the nation is dealing with the second wave of COVID-19, former Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat on Thursday said that coronavirus is a living organism and that it has the right to live.
While speaking to a private news channel, Trivendra Singh Rawat said that from a philosophical angle, coronavirus is also a living organism and it has the right to live like the rest of us.
"We humans think that we are the most intelligent and are out to eliminate it," he said, adding that this is why it was constantly mutating itself.
He further said that a man needs to outpace the coronavirus to stay safe.
Meanwhile, Rawat was trolled on social media for his observation on coronavirus. It went viral on social media at a time when the entire country has been battling the second wave of COVID-19.
A Twitter user said, "This virus organism should be given shelter in Central Vista."
Rawat has not issued any clarification on his comments so far. Coronavirus has been claiming over 4,000 lives on a daily basis as the second wave continued to affect the health infrastructure of the country.
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