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.