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Fight against COVID-19 has proven the world wrong – Indian PM

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INDIAN Prime Minister Narendra Modi  says that his country’s response to the pandemic has defied global expectations.

“The way Indians came together to fight against coronavirus in the last few months, we have proved the world wrong,” Modi said Sunday, while delivering his monthly radio address to the nation.

  India has the third-highest number of virus cases worldwide, with more than 1.3 million recorded instances of Covid-19 and 32,060 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University.

  Modi claimed the coronavirus recovery rate was better in India than in other countries but warned that the threat of the disease remained.

  “We need to remain vigilant. We have to remember that coronavirus is still as dangerous as it was in the beginning,” he added.

India on Sunday recorded 48,661 new cases. The situation is particularly severe in Delhi, the country’s worst-hit city.

Research conducted by India’s National Center for Disease Control suggests that nearly one in four residents in Delhi have contracted the virus.

  On June 12, India’s Supreme Court published a scathing report on the Delhi state government’s handling of Covid-19 and its treatment of the dead. The Indian government has since ramped up testing in the area and added hospital beds, including thousands in converted train coaches.

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