Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday said that as India’s COVID-19 tally has crossed 10,00,000 mark and issued a warning that by August 10, more than 20,00,000 people may be infected in the country. He called on the government to take concrete steps to control the pandemic.
Taking to Twitter, Gandhi marked his earlier tweet from July 14 that stated: “This week the figure will cross 10,00,000 in our country.”
“The tally has crossed 10,00,000 mark. If COVID-19 continues to spread at the same speed, by August 10, more than 20,00,000 people will be infected in the country. The government must take concrete, planned steps to stop the epidemic,” he tweeted today.
With the highest single-day spike of 32,695 cases and 606 deaths, India’s COVID-19 tally on Thursday reached 9,68,876, informed the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Thursday.
The total number of COVID-19 cases includes 3,31,146 active cases, 6,12,815 cured/discharged/migrated and 24,915 deaths.