In a letter to the Uttar Pradesh chief minister, the Congress basic secretary stated that the battle towards the pandemic can’t be fought by simply “managing publicity and news”.
Noting that 2,500 instances of coronavirus had been reported in UP on Friday, she stated nearly all of the metros had been flooded with COVID-19 instances, however now even the villages weren’t far behind within the unfold.
“Quarantine centres in UP are in a pathetic state. In some places, the situation is so bad, that people are fearing mismanagement more than the coronavirus. Because of such a scenario, they are not stepping out of their homes for getting tested,” Priyanka Gandhi stated.
“This is a great failure of the government,” she asserted.
The state authorities by believing within the “no test = no coronavirus” mantra has adopted a low testing coverage, she alleged within the letter written in Hindi.
“There is an explosive rise in COVID-19 cases. Till testing will not be increased in a transparent manner, the fight against the pandemic will be incomplete and the situation can become more frightening,” she stated.
“The prime minister is a Member of Parliament from Varanasi, the defence minister from Lucknow, many other Union ministers are from UP. Why can’t temporary hospitals be opened in Varanasi, Lucknow, Agra etc.” Priyanka Gandhi requested.
Tightening its grip over Uttar Pradesh, COVID-19 claimed a file 50 lives within the state on Friday because the lethal virus contaminated 2,667 folks extra within the largest single-day spike until date.