April 20 2021 Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in a televised speech Tuesday evening that India is currently struggling with the second wave of Coronavirus outbreaks, but will not impose a nationwide blockade.
Modi said the blockade was only a last resort and “should be avoided as much as possible.” The current outbreak situation is different from last year and the economy should be ensured to be unaffected. “This is a huge challenge, but we must work together to overcome it.”
Mr Modi said the government was working to ensure the production and supply of medical oxygen. He urged the public not to panic, strictly abide by Coronavirus pandemic prevention regulations, non-emergency do not go out.
As Coronavirus outbreak worsens, the Indian capital New Delhi and Maharashtra have reported shortages of medical resources such as beds, medical oxygen and medicines, and tightened outbreak prevention and control measures. The Indian government has decided to import 50,000 tons of medical oxygen and open a special train to transport medical oxygen.
The number of new confirmed cases in India in a single day has recently hit a new high, jumping from 100,000 to 200,000 this month in just 10 days. India’s Ministry of Health released data on the 20th, the country than the previous day, Coronavirus confirmed cases of 259,170 cases, a total of 1532,1089 confirmed cases;