Government take a decision against Attacks on Health Workers
The central government on Wednesday, 22 April brought an ordinance carrying imprisonment from 6 months to 7 years if anyone is found guilty of doing attacks on health workers, Union minister Prakash Javadekar said in an address to the media.
India’s total number of coronavirus positive cases rose to 19,984 on Wednesday. This number includes 15,474 active cases, 3,870 cured/discharged/migrated cases, and 640 deaths, according to the figures released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
Delhi-Noida border will be closed completely as a preventive measure to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, the district magistrate of the Uttar Pradesh district tweeted on Tuesday. However, some exceptions have been specified.
The West Bengal government has assured full cooperation to the two visiting central teams assessing the ground situation in the state.
Union Minister Prakash Javadekar, while briefing the media over the COVID-19 situation in the country said that an ordinance has been brought in against attacks on frontline workers.
“Health workers who are trying to save the country from this epidemic are unfortunately facing attacks. No incident of violence or harassment, against them, will be tolerated. An ordinance has been brought in, it’ll be implemented after President’s sanction,” he said.
The Central Government has brought an ordinance to end violence against health workers, carries imprisonment from 6 months to 7 years if anyone found guilty, he said.