We have to give importance to the economy as well as continue the fight against COVID-19: PM

PM Modi with CMsPhoto Credit : PIB

New Delhi In the fourth interaction with Chief Ministers of states post Lockdown, Prime Minister today said that we have to give importance to the economy as well as continue the fight against COVID -19.

He emphasized on the importance of usage of technology as much as possible and also to utilize time to embrace reform measures. He emphasized on the significance of ensuring that more people download the AarogyaSetu app to bolster the efforts of the country in the battle against COVID-19.  He said “we have to be brave and bring in reforms that touch the lives of common citizens.” He also suggested that people associated with Universities can be integrated on devising ways to fight the pandemic and strengthen research as well as innovation.

Efforts of states should be directed towards converting the red zones into green

He highlighted the importance for states to enforce guidelines strictly  in the hotspots i.e. the red zone areas. He stated that the efforts of the states should be directed towards converting the red zones into orange and thereafter to green zones.

Lockdown saved thousands of lives : Modi

On the issue of getting back Indians who are overseas, he said that this has to be done keeping in mind the fact that they don’t get inconvenienced and their families are not under any risk. Prime Minister also urged Chief Ministers to factor in the changes in weather – advent of summer and monsoon – and the illnesses that can potentially come in this season, while strategizing ahead.