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Jun 18, 2020
9:17PM

PM Modi urges for active participation of citizens & front line COVID warriors to weed out stigma attached with Corona Virus

@narendramodi ·
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has urged for active participation of both citizens and front line COVID warriors to weed out the stigma attached with Corona Virus Infection and it's patients.

He emphasised that the increasing number of recovered patients and an overall national recovery rate of over 52 per cent in the country instill a belief that more and more number of patients are getting cured everyday.

Chairman of Clinical Managerial Group of the Covid Centre at AIIMS, New Delhi Dr. Anjan Trikha, said that people are overexposed to social media and unverified news sources which is manifesting in the form of anxiety in them. Speaking to AIR News, he advised everyone to listen to informative, credible and verified information sources like All India Radio News and Doordarshan.

Dr. Trikha said, considering the importance of both life and livelihood, the economic activities are being gradually allowed in the country. He stressed that it is now more imperative that people don't lower their guard against the pandemic and follow the vital precautions of maintaining physical distance , hand hygiene and wearing mask.

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