Economy, political system collapsing due to COVID-19: Raut
Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut on Wednesday said the economic, social, and political systems in India are collapsing due to the COVID-19 upsurge which has set the country back by at least 20 years. Raut said India was defamed internationally due to the worsening COVID-19 scenario. He called for replicating the Mumbai model and hailed Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray's efforts to contain the spread.
Everyone is working toward curbing the spread: Raut
"The struggle for existence is going on. We will have to put up a big fight to stand up again," the Sena spokesperson said. Raut said the number of cases in Mumbai dipped due to the imposition of a lockdown. "CM is monitoring the situation at village level. Each person be it in the government or administration, is working with a vigor," Raut added.
Some states didn't conduct enough tests: Raut
Terming the COVID-19 situation in the country serious, Raut said some states didn't conduct enough tests. He said big states like Uttar Pradesh and Bihar have witnessed a sudden surge in COVID-19 cases, and West Bengal too is seeing a rise. "But in a big city like Mumbai, we have seen the numbers have gone down to nearly half," Raut added.
We need to help UP in every way possible: Raut
Mumbai on Tuesday reported 4,014 new COVID-19 cases, taking its overall tally to 6,35,541. Talking about the alleged hiding of COVID-19 numbers in Uttar Pradesh, Raut said, "It is a big state with a huge population. Reports coming from Lucknow, Kanpur, or Ghaziabad indicate that the situation is serious. But we all will have to see how we can help Uttar Pradesh."
Maharashtra registered 895 deaths due to COVID-19 yesterday
Maharastra reported 66,358 coronavirus-positive cases yesterday in the state. The total number now lies at 4.41 million cases. 895 people lost their battle to the virus in the last 24 hours. With more than 361K positive cases reported yesterday, India has crossed the 18 million mark on the COVID-19 tally. India registered 3,293 deaths in the last 24 hours.