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Success of lockdown to be judged finally on our ability to tackle COVID-19: Manmohan Singh

The former Prime Miniser made the remark during the Congress Working Committee meeting, chaired by party's interim President Sonia Gandhi.

Published: 23rd April 2020 12:28 PM  |   Last Updated: 23rd April 2020 12:28 PM   |  A+A-

Dr Manmohan Singh

Dr Manmohan Singh (File photo| PTI)

By ANI

NEW DELHI: Former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh on Thursday said that success of lockdown will be judged finally on the country's ability to tackle COVID-19 and also asserted that cooperation between the Centre and States is the key to success in the fight against the deadly virus.

Singh made the remark during the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting, chaired by party's interim President Sonia Gandhi.

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Congress leader Randeep Surjewala tweeted: "Dr Manmohan Singh says, "Necessary to focus on a number of issues in this fight... Fight against COVID-19 would very much depend upon the availability of resources..."

"CWC meeting. Dr. Manmohan Singh says, 'Success of lockdown is to be judged finally on our ability to tackle COVID-19....Cooperation between the Centre & States is key to success of our fight against Covid'...," he tweeted.

Last month, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the nationwide lockdown to contain the coronavirus spread. The ongoing lockdown is slated to end on May 3. 

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