On Thursday, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said that on January 30, the first covid-19 case had appeared in the country. Prime Minister Narendra Modi already knew that this infection is a serious threat and the whole world is going to be affected by it. Referring to the recent counter-terrorism operations conducted by the security forces in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, the Minister of Information and Broadcasting said that Pakistan will never succeed in its nefarious acts.
Javadekar was addressing a virtual rally called Jan Samman Rally for Saurashtra and Central Gujarat region to mark the completion of one year of the second term of the Modi government. He said that until last year no one had heard the name of coronavirus. The first case of coronavirus in India was reported on 30 January (in Kerala). The senior BJP leader said, "About a month before the first case came up, PM used to tell us in every cabinet meeting that this is a serious threat and it can spread across the world."
Javadekar said "He told us to prepare and take necessary precautions to deal with it. This is a sign of leadership". Javadekar said that "There was not a single hospital of Corona in the country and Pune had only one investigative laboratory the National Institute of Virology". There are now around 300 laboratories for screening corona patients in India and 800 hospitals for treatment. According to the figures of the Union Health Ministry, so far 1,41,029 patients in the country have gone to their homes after recovery while the number of active patients is 1,37,448. So far, the number of people caught in the infection has increased to 2.86 lakhs and the number of deaths has increased to 8,102. About one lakh new cases of infection have come in the month of June alone. The situation in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Delhi and Tamil Nadu remains worrying. On Thursday, 3607 new cases were reported in Maharashtra, 1877 in Delhi, 1875 in Tamil Nadu and 513 in Gujarat.