India facing result of failed lockdown, says Rahul Gandhi

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Amid a growing number of COVID-19 cases in the country, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday slammed the Central government saying the country is "facing the result of a failed lockdown". 

 

"India is the only country where the virus is exponentially rising and we are removing the lockdown. The aim and purpose of the lockdown have failed. India is facing the result of a failed lockdown", Gandhi said while conducting a live interaction with reporters.

 He further said that the Congress party wants to understand the next step of the government. 

"Now we want to understand the next strategy of the government as four phases of the lockdown have not produced the result that the Prime Minister expected," he added.

The Congress leader said that the Prime Minister and his entire advisory staff including top medical people said that the virus will start reducing towards the end of May and now it is clear that the disease is not reducing. 

"The Prime Minister and his entire advisory staff including top medical people said that the disease would start to reduce towards the end of May and now it is clear that the disease is not reducing, it is increasing," he said.

India has registered 6,535 new coronavirus cases over the last 24 hours, taking the country's COVID-19 tally to 1,45,380, the Ministry of Health and Family Development said on Tuesday.

The country recorded another 146 deaths in the last one day, taking the fatalities due to COVID-19 to 4,167, the ministry said. 

Of the 1,45,380 cases, 80,722 are active, 60,490 have been cured or discharged and 4167 have lost their lives to the deadly virus.
 

With inputs from Agency

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