- Title: India turned fight against coronavirus into people's movement, says Modi
- Date: 17th July 2020
- Summary: NEW DELHI, INDIA (JULY 17, 2020) (ANI - NO USE INDIA) SIGNBOARD OUTSIDE RAM MANOHAR LOHIA HOSPITAL AMBULANCES AMBULANCE PLYING PEOPLE AT HOSPITAL KANPUR, UTTAR PRADESH, INDIA (JULY 17, 2020) (ANI - NO USE INDIA) VARIOUS OF CROWD IN MARKET/SOME ARE WEARING MASK, SOME ARE NOT
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- Keywords: India Narendra Modi New Delhi United Nations United Nations Economic and Social Council keynote address
- Location: NEW DELHI/KANPUR, UTTAR PRADESH, INDIA
- City: NEW DELHI/KANPUR, UTTAR PRADESH, INDIA
- Country: India
- Topics: Government/Politics
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- Story Text: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday (July 17) the country has tried to make the fight against coronavirus pandemic a people's movement.
"The COVID-19 pandemic has severely tested the resilience of all nations. In India, we have tried to make the fight against the pandemic a people's movement, by combining the efforts of Government and civil society," said Modi in his keynote address virtually at the high-level segment of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (UN ECOSOC) session.
India on Friday became the third country in the world to record more than one million cases of the new coronavirus, behind only the United States and Brazil, as infections spread further into the countryside and smaller towns.
The pandemic has surged in the country in recent weeks as it spread beyond the biggest cities, pushing India past Russia as the third-most-infected country last week.
India recorded 34,956 new infections on Friday, taking the total to 1,003,832, with 25,602 deaths from COVID-19, federal health ministry data showed. That compares to 3.6 million cases in the United States and 2 million in Brazil - countries with less than a third of India's population.
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