In a video-conference with the Governors, Lieutenant Governors and State / Union Administrators, the President emphasized the need to ensure that during the national lockout no one remains hungry, compelled to test the spread of the virus.
President Kovind expressed concern at the rallying of migrant workers in Anand Vihar and the Tablighi Jamaat congregation in Nizamuddin on Friday, According to a tweet by Rashtrapati Bhavan, saying these two events caused a backlash to the efforts to counter coronavirus.
The President has stressed in a video-conference with Lieutenant Governors and State / Union Territories Administrators and Governors, compelled to test the spread of the virus the need to make sure that no one remains hungry during the nationwide lockout.
“In the conference there was unanimity that there is no scope for laxity or complacency in fighting the invisible enemy. In this context, the president noted with concern the incidents of attacks on doctors, health workers and police personnel in some parts of the country,” it said.
To affirm that the people of the country have set a precedent by exemplifying bravery, Kovind expressed concern over two incidents: discipline and unity in the war against the COVID-19 pandemic; according to the paper, the assembly of migrant workers in Anand Vihar and the Tablighi Jamaat congregation in Nizamuddin, both in Delhi, has caused a backlash to the efforts.
In addition, when making sure food and other important things are made available to the poor, he added that care must be taken that no consensus is reached on the issue of social distancing.
The infections are believed to have been caused by preachers coming from Indonesia to attend the gathering. State officials have called for action against officials at the mosque, but have denied any wrongdoing.