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Is it not time to declare health emergency: Veerappa Moily on COVID-19 situation

Pointing to the rising cases across the country, Moily asked is this not the time to declare a heath emergency followed by a financial emergency.

Published: 17th April 2021 11:50 PM  |   Last Updated: 17th April 2021 11:50 PM   |  A+A-

Senior Congress leader M Veerappa Moily

Senior Congress leader M Veerappa Moily (Photo | PTI)

By PTI

NEW DELHI: Senior Congress leader M Veerappa Moily has hit out at the government over its handling of the COVID-19 crisis and called for concrete steps such as declaring a health emergency to deal with the pandemic.

Pointing to the rising cases across the country, Moily asked is this not the time to declare a heath emergency followed by a financial emergency.

In a statement, the former Union minister said Kumbh Mela and political gatherings in West Bengal had led to COVID-19 resurgence.

"We need concrete actions both at the international, national, state and district levels to contain the second wave from going out of hand," he said.

Moily's remarks come amid a steep rise in coronavirus cases in the country with over two lakh new infections being recorded daily in the last three days.



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  • RAJARAMAN.V

    Everyone is an expert in advising others rather than following the Covid protocol which is already in the domain for a year.
    23 days ago reply
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