Prime Minister Narendra Modi has urged all state and union territory chief ministers to organise a “Tika Utsav,” or vaccine competition, to guard as many individuals as potential from the coronavirus.

“Can we rejoice Tika Utsav from April 11 to April 14? Throughout this time, we must always vaccinate as many eligible individuals as potential and goal zero vaccine wastage” he mentioned. He was at a gathering with all state chief ministers on the coronavirus scenario.

PM Modi additionally urged the chief ministers to step up their anti-coronavirus efforts within the coming weeks to stem the virus’s unfold.

“There’s a want to enhance the governance system. I perceive that due to the one-year battle, the system can expertise tiredness and there may be laxity, however we should tighten it for 2-3 weeks and strengthen the governance,” he mentioned on the assembly.

PM Modi harassed the significance of constructing micro-containment zones and rising testing throughout the assembly.

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“We should think about micro-containment zones. In locations the place evening curfew has been imposed, I might urge you to make use of the phrase ‘Corona Curfew’, to proceed alertness about coronavirus. It will likely be higher to start out curfew timing from 9 pm or 10 pm until 5 am or 6 am,” he added.


PM Modi additionally emphasised the significance of implementing interventions similar to testing, monitoring, treating, Covid-appropriate conduct, and Covid administration with the intention to stem the tide.

“I attraction to you all to emphasize on COVID-19 testing. Our goal is to do 70% RT-PCR exams. Let the variety of constructive circumstances come excessive, however do most testing. Correct pattern assortment is essential, it may be checked by correct governance,” he mentioned.

On Thursday, India introduced 1.26 lakh coronavirus circumstances, the best single-day determine ever.

The second wave of infections has been attributed to new coronavirus strains and folks’s disregard for anti-Covid legal guidelines, in accordance with specialists.

A number of states have complained about vaccine shortages, prompting the convention. The arguments have been refuted by the centre.