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India ‘moved mountains’ to contain second wave of Covid-19: EAM tells Indians in Kuwait | India News – Times of India


KUWAIT CITY: Indian exterior affairs minister S Jaishankar on Thursday assured the frightened diaspora in Kuwait that the second wave of Covid-19 was receding in India and the federal government “really moved mountains” to contain the pandemic.
Jaishankar, who arrived right here on his first bilateral go to to the oil-wealthy Gulf nation early on Wednesday, addressed the Indian group right here on the conclusion of his conferences in the nation.
“The second wave of the Covid-19 has started to recede. The daily number of new infections is less than what it was in early May. The positivity rate has also come down dramatically,” he stated.
“A large part of it has been made possible by very very vigorous government response to the second wave. The kind of effort and energy that I saw, the long hours that people put in. People really moved mountains to respond to what was an unprecedented situation,” he stated.
The minster stated the federal government ran lots of of oxygen trains to ferry oxygen from the production centres to the main cities.
“All our planes had been mobilised, together with the Air Force planes for the oxygen cylinder tanks to be moved, each inside the nation and from overseas to India,” he stated.
“We procured medicines which had been important for Covid therapy. Many of them got here from overseas. We additionally ensured the home manufacturing of the medicines was enhanced,” he stated.
On the vaccination programme, the minister acknowledged that it was a “big issue” and three million individuals had been being vaccinated every day and its tempo will choose up in the approaching days.
“As the production of the vaccines scales up, as the year progresses, we will be able to vaccinate all our people,” he stated.
Jaishankar stated the economic system has began to make a powerful restoration, asserting that there’s a sense that the financial impression of the second wave can be lower than what occurred in the final 12 months.
“The belief we have is that India will pick up. India will recover rapidly, that a lot of what we have seen in the past – the steady rise of India and its economy and influence in the world – that will continue,” he stated.
Jaishankar lauded the contributions of the Indian group, saying it in some ways defines India overseas.
“The contribution you make, the respect you earn, the support that you provide and the bridge you constitute is what makes India’s interaction with the world unique… Keep the Indian flag flying high here in Kuwait,” he stated.
Earlier, Jaishankar held a gathering with India’s envoys to the Gulf nations to focus on a number of points, together with encouraging speedy resumption of flights to this area and facilitating reuniting households separated by Covid disruption.
He held “productive discussions” together with his Kuwaiti counterpart Sheikh Ahmed Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Sabah on Thursday throughout which the 2 sides mentioned a variety of points together with well being, meals, schooling, power, digital and enterprise cooperation.



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