No community spread in Himachal, says : CM

Shimla, june 16 (QNN)

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said the people of Himachal need to worry as the state government has succeeded in checking the spread of coronavirus in HP.

There is no community spread in HP as all the covid-19 positive cases are those who have travel history or their primary contacts,” he said. The CM, who was addressing a virtual rally of Bharatiya Janata Party block unit in Kutlehr in Una district through video-conferencing, said that at one stage Himachal was about to become a corona free state. The number however suddenly shot up due to the arrival of Himachalis stranded in different parts of the country. He said that this was unavoidable as the state government could not afford to leave its people in distress,” he said. The state so far has reported 547 COVID-19 positive cases, 197 active cases and six deaths.  The CM said that the situation in HP is far better than the neighbouring states and all the Congress ruled states of the country. β€œThe Congress leaders of the state are desperately trying to even politicise this pandemic. The Congress party in state is headless and directionless with every leader trying to outsmart each other,” he said.

Thakur said that he had personally interacted with the Panchayat representatives of 3226 Panchayats through video conferencing and motivated them to work with dedication to fight this virus so that it does not spread at the village level. He said that India has now become self reliant in PPE Kits, N-95 masks and Ventilators. He said that today over 300 companies were manufacturing PPE Kits and the country was even in position to export the same.