Prime Minister Narendra Modi has appealed to the chief ministers of all states and union territories to organise a “Tika Utsav” or vaccine festival to inoculate as many people as possible against the coronavirus. “11th to 14th April can be observed as ‘Tika Utsav’ for the coronavirus vaccination,” he said at a meeting with all chief ministers over the coronavirus situation.
PM Modi urged the chief ministers to bolster their efforts for the next 2-3 weeks to control the spread of the virus.
“There is a need to improve the governance system. I understand that because of the one-year battle, the system can experience tiredness and there can be laxity, but we must tighten it for 2-3 weeks and strengthen the governance,” he said at the meeting.
“We must concentrate on micro-containment zones. In places where night curfew has been imposed, I would urge to use the word ‘Corona Curfew’, to continue alertness about coronavirus. It will be better to start curfew timing from 9 pm or 10 pm till 5 am or 6 am,” he added.