Jaipur, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has expressed serious concern over the imminent danger of the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic in the state and has directed all health and administrative officials to use the available resources to control the pandemic based on their past experience. He instructed the authorities to re-tighten the rules of over-investigation, crowd control, wearing masks, frequent hand washing and social distance protection from corona.
He directed the officials to fix facilities like oxygen plant, testing laboratory, isolated habitat and prohibited zones and take them for use as necessary, taking extra precautions to deal with any serious infection situation in the state in the coming days. The Chief Minister said that once again a comprehensive awareness campaign should be launched to adopt measures to protect covid. In India, 39,726 new cases of covid-19 were reported in a single day, which is the highest number of infections in a single day this year. The number of cases of this global epidemic in the country has reached 1,15,14,331. According to data released on Friday by the Union Health Ministry, corona virus cases have increased for the ninth consecutive day. There are still 2,71,282 patients undergoing treatment in the country which is 2.36 percent of the total cases of infection while the number of people recovering from this disease has come down to 96.26 percent. According to the data released till eight o’clock in the morning, the number of 39,726 patients who came in a day is the highest in 110 days while the death toll increased to 1,59,370 due to the death of 154 people.
Gehlot was addressing a review meeting of Corona infection status on Thursday night. He said that the increase of three times the corona infected patients in a week is very worrying. The Chief Minister said that in the meeting of all the states with the Prime Minister on Wednesday, it has been revealed that the infection is increasing again in the whole country and the situation has become very critical in many states.
Two top Democratic lawmakers have requested Foreign Minister Antony Blinken to take up the issue of the dealings with farmers and journalists who are protesting peacefully against agricultural laws in India. The MPs, however, asked how to proceed with the new agricultural laws. Is, any decision on this will be taken by the citizens of India and the government there. In a letter to Blinken, Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Menendez and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer on Thursday requested the Biden administration to negotiate with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government on the dealings with farmers in India . He said that these farmers are demonstrating peacefully against the new agricultural laws.