Amid farmers protest near Delhi borders, the Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan on Monday requested everyone to follow COVID-19 norms and maintain social distancing.
"I would like to request everyone to remember and follow COVID-19 appropriate behaviour like wearing masks and following social distancing. These are important for health," Dr. Harsh Vardhan said on farmers' protest near Delhi borders.
Emphasizing the importance of wearing masks and washing hands, Dr. Vardhan said, “We will soon be completing eleven months in our fight against COVID-19. Since then, the most important principle to protect ourselves and others is to follow the basic principles of hygiene and physical distancing. In the fight against COVID-19, our biggest weapon is mask and sanitizer.”
"The government is trying to spread awareness among people through different channels and activities," he said.
Speaking on the COVID-19 situation in India, Dr. Vardhan highlighted the progress in COVID parameters.
He said, “India has one of the highest recovery rates in the whole world. From 1 lab in January 2020, we now have 2,165 labs. More than a million people are being tested on a daily basis. We have completed 14 Crore cumulative tests on Monday."
He further said, "this all shows the determination of the government and relentless efforts of our corona warriors whose contribution is significant in fighting the pandemic.”
Dr Vardhan also urged people to follow 'Do gaj ki doori'. He said, “A small negligence or carelessness on our part may invite serious problems. Though we have one of the lowest fatality rates in the world, even if one person succumbs to the disease, it is the biggest loss for their friends and family. This is my emotional appeal to all of you to spread the message to maximum people.”