Fight against COVID-19 now on prevention, awareness: Jitendra

NEW DELHI: Union Minister Jitendra Singh on Wednesday said the country’s focus in the current phase of fight against coronavirus is mainly on prevention and awareness and for these the role of civic bodies is very vital.

Interacting with representatives of municipal bodies of Jammu and Kashmir through video conference, Singh, the Union minister for PMO, also said the need of the hour is to follow the ‘mantra’ of ‘awareness, not anxiety’.

For this, the elected representatives of municipal bodies, who are the grassroot leaders, can play a convincing role by making people understand the importance of exercising precaution without panic, he said. (AGENCIES)