In what comes as shocking, a man who attended the Nizamuddin event in Tamil Nadu has asked the officials to check Prime Minister Narendra Modi for Covid-19
Bengaluru: In what comes as shocking, a man who attended the Nizamuddin event in Tamil Nadu has asked the officials to check Prime Minister Narendra Modi for Covid-19.
Health officials had gone to check on him after learning that he had attended the event.
A popular website adds that the person also asked the officials to check Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami (EPS) and Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam (OPS).
“Go check Modi. He has travelled to 152 countries. You go and check EPS and OPS, too, instead of coming here and pestering me saying Coronavirus,” he can be heard as saying.
It is instances like this that boils the blood of any sane-thinking Indian.
At a time when the whole nation should stand as one and take the bull by the horns, statements like this have the potential to worsen things.
At a presser, a Union home ministry spokesperson said, "Challenge is to understand that if the government is trying to act proactively towards managing the situation, we request that all the technical guidelines be implemented. If we miss one case, the threat will not be accountable by any model. This is a challenge for all of us today.”
Underlining the importance of social distancing yet again, the spokesperson said, "Those practising social distancing is doing this for himself, his society and his family.”
The Nizamuddin event in Delhi in which around 3500 people participated is a classic example to understand why people must follow discipline and help the government realise its goals.
It is to be noted that the congregation continued to persist even after Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal issued orders not to have such events.
As thousands attended it, it is needless to say that social distancing would be compromised with.
In simple terms, unless and until the citizenry takes active, wilful and sincere steps in collaboration with the government, the malaise can’t be tamed robustly.
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Last Updated Apr 1, 2020, 2:31 PM IST