New Delhi: As India continues to reel under COVID crisis, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said that Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi is missing along with vaccines, oxygen and medicines, and what remains is the central vista project and the PM’s photos.
“The prime minister is also missing, along with the vaccine, oxygen, and medicines. All that remains are the central vista project, GST on medicines and the prime minister’s photos here and there,” he said in a tweet in Hindi.
The number of daily infections crossed daily recoveries in India with 3,62,727 new Covid cases reported in the last 24 hours. The daily recovered cases stand at 3,52,181, according to the Health Ministry.
Meanwhile, the World Health Organization has linked the surge in coronavirus cases in India to religious and political gatherings in the country. In its weekly epidemiological update on the pandemic released on Tuesday, the health body flagged flouting of Covid norms in such events.
According to a statement: “A recent risk assessment of the situation in India conducted by WHO found that resurgence and acceleration of Covid-19 transmission in India had several potential contributing factors, including an increase in the proportion of cases of SARS-CoV-2 variants with potentially increased transmissibility; several religious and political mass gathering events which increased social mixing and, underuse of and reduced adherence to public health and social measures.”