India's coronavirus tally crossed 47 lakh on Sunday with 94,372 infections reported in 24 hours. However, 37,02,595 people have reportedly recuperated, pushing the national recovery rate to 77.8 per cent. India has a total coronavirus tally of 47,54,356, with a death toll of 78,586; 1,114 people died in a span of 24 hours to Sunday.
The Congress, who has been accusing the Modi government of not handling the COVID-19 pandemic effectively, took a dig at the Centre over the rising numbers. "Modi govt's 'well-planned fight' against COVID-19 has put India in an abyss of: 1. Historic GDP reduction of 24 per cent 2. 12 crore jobs lost 3. 15.5 lac crores additional stressed loans 4. Globally highest daily Covid cases and deaths," Gandhi said in a tweet. "But for the government of India and the media, sab changa si [all is well]," the former Congress chief said.
Later, in another tweet, Gandhi said there was no hope of job creation and safe future for youth anytime soon. Tagging a report quoting Unilever global chief executive Alan Jope as saying that increasing COVID-19 cases is a worrying trend in India, Gandhi tweeted, "One of India's biggest employers is in "wait and see" mode since COVID-19 cases are rising. So, no hope of job creation and safe future for youth anytime soon. Yet another outcome of Modi government's sudden and unplanned lockdown which has snowballed India's already-precarious economy," he said.