Prime Minister Narendra Modi, addressing village panchayats across the country via video conference on Panchayati Raj Day, says that the biggest lesson from the coronavirus crisis is self-reliance.
"Covid has created new problems for us. We never even imagined these problems, but this crisis has also given us new lessons to learn. The biggest lesson from this crisis is that we have to become self sufficient. This is the new direction that this crisis has given us. Our villages have to be self-sufficient and self-sustaining," he said.
The total number of coronavirus cases in India moved higher to 23,077, figures released by the health ministry showed today morning as 1,684 fresh Covid-19 cases were reported in the past 24 hours. The death toll from coronavirus rose to 718 as 37 casualties were reported in 24 hours.
At least 14 doctors and nurses have tested positive for coronavirus at a Delhi government hospital in Jahangirpuri, which has emerged as one of the biggest cluster outbreaks in the capital. The total number of infections in Delhi stands at 2,376 while the death toll has increased to 50 as 128 more tested positive on Thursday.