Mayawati To UP Govt: Work On War-Footing To Contain The Frightening Spread Of COVID In Villages

Mayawati To UP Govt: Work On War-Footing To Contain The Frightening Spread Of COVID In Villages

Lucknow, May 10 (TNA) Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati on Monday expressed anguish and worry at what she termed was a large-scale spread of the COVID infection in the countryside of Uttar Pradesh.

In a statement, the four-time chief minister of UP, said that it was worrying that the virus was spreading fast and furious in the villages and urged the state government to get proactive in counting it.

"After the conclusion of the Panchayat polls, the villages and small towns of the state are reporting large numbers of COVID infections. This is heart-wrenching, the state government should work on a war footing to control teh further spread of the virus" she added.

The Dalit leader also urged the state governments of the states where assembly polls were held recently to also take urgent measures to stop the spread of COVID.

Referring to the recent directives of the Supreme Court (SC) to the Modi government with regards to the supply of oxygen, she said this should be expedited and implemented by the union government at the earliest.

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