Priyanka Gandhi expresses concern over rise in COVID-19 cases in Agra, emphasises on testing and transparency

Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi said the situation in the Agra city is worsening with increase in positive cases daily. She cited the city’s Mayor concern in this connection

Priyanka Gandhi (File photo)
Priyanka Gandhi (File photo)
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Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi on Sunday said the situation in the Agra city is worsening with new patients being identified daily. She cited city’s Mayor anguish, who has said that if the situation is not managed the problem may increase.

Priyanka tweeted in Hindi saying, "I raised this issue yesterday also. Transparency is essential and emphasis on testing is needed to stop corona. Focus on testing is very important. Government should listen to the Agra Mayor in an affirmative manner and take steps to save Agra from this pandemic."

Agra is turning in to a major hotspot again as per reports. 348 people have tested positive in which 32 were cured and eight people have died.

Agra Mayor Naveen Jain wrote a letter to the Chief Minister to help save the situation and said to media, "Nursing homes are not ready to admit expecting mothers. Family members of covid-19 patients are forced to wait for many days to get tested."

He has requested the "Chief Minister to save Agra, which is going through a very tough time. People of Agra are in panic."

Party General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi, had written a letter to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister to expand the ambit of testing, and has criticized the government for the low rate of testing, alleging that the reports of two persons came only after they had died.

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