“When you lock people up, the disease gets locked up, when you open the door, the disease come rushing out” – words of Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi once again has become the laughter pill for netizens and has gone viral in the social media.
Rahul Gandhi’s remarks came today while addressing a news conference through video-conferencing. He also said lockdown is not a solution to defeat Covid-19 but a pause button, and stressed the need for having a comprehensive exit strategy in place to ensure that the coronavirus does not come back once the restrictions are lifted.
Extending his support to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Centre and all state governments in the fight against Covid-19, he demanded immediate scaling up of the testing facilities to contain the pandemic.
“The biggest weapon to fight this virus is testing. Our rate currently is very slow and we are not using the testing strategically. We are at present chasing the virus. We should immediately and aggressively push for rapid testing, maximise it and use it strategically. If we don’t ramp up testing, we will be forced to again go into lockdown,” Gandhi said,
The Congress has been demanding adequate personal protection equipment (PPE) for doctors, nurses and other health workers apart from aggressive testing to fight the coronavirus.
“Whatever has happened has happened. We are at an emergency level today and need to look to the future and fight the coronavirus together as one, irrespective of religion, caste and age and unitedly defeat it. We will lose the fight if we remain divided,” Gandhi said when asked that he had warned the government of the looming crisis on February 12.
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