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Amit Shah Interview: Strengthened Healthcare Facilities Before Sending Migrant Workers Back, India Well Placed Against Covid-19, Says HM

News18.com | June 1, 2020, 11:31 PM IST
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Amit Shah Interview LIVE: Union home minister Amit Shah in an exclusive interview with Network 18’s editor-in-chief Rahul Joshi today said the government wanted to strengthen the healthcare facilities in states before sending back migrant workers, as he spoke about India’s battle against Covid-19 and the one year of the Modi government 2.0 in a wide-ranging conversation.

The home minister said the country is well-placed against the coronavirus pandemic as cases are comparatively fewer in India, and the mortality rate, too, is lower compared to the global average. Shah said the entire world is praising how India has managed to control the spread of virus under PM Narendra Modi, and praised the work done by states together with the Centre.
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In response to the ongoing migrant crisis in the country, Home Minister Amit Shah says, had migrant labourers been sent to the respective states before the lockdown, it would have posed a huge problem on the state governments as they did not have sufficient testing/quarantine facilities at that time. We wanted to first strengthen the healthcare system in states before sending the migrant workers, he said.

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Amit Shah Interview: Strengthened Healthcare Facilities Before Sending Migrant Workers Back, India Well Placed Against Covid-19, Says HM
Union home minister Amit Shah speaks to News18.

The home minister also shed light on the next stage of the battle against the coronavirus pandemic as the country moves towards ‘Unlock 1.0’ after over two months of lockdown, and said the two months were used to improve facilities and ramp up testing. The union home ministry had on Saturday partially reopened the country and prepared a three-phase lockdown exit plan, while extending the restrictions for the containment zones that have high number of Covid-19 cases till June 30.

The central government has allowed places of worship, malls, restaurants and hotels to open from June 8 in the first phase, while schools, colleges and other educations institutions will be opened in the phase two, for which no date has been given yet.

Shah also weighed in on the border standoff with China, saying the Narendra Modi-led central government cannot take the issue of the skirmish along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh lightly and will not compromise on it. "We can't take the issue of LAC lightly," he told CNN-News in an exclusive interview. "The government will not compromise one bit on this issue. We are dealing with this both militarily and diplomatically."

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