Prime Minister Narendra Modi got emotional while paying condolences to those who lost their lives during the novel coronavirus pandemic.
The effect of COVID-19 has been so vast that despite all efforts, numerous lives were lost, Modi said in a voice choked with emotion, while interacting with doctors, paramedical staff and other frontline health workers of his parliamentary constituency Varanasi.
He said, "Covid-19 has snatched many of our loved ones from us. I pay my respect to the people who died of Covid-19 and express my condolences to their beavered families."
Interacting with the frontline workers, Prime Minister had to take multiple pauses and was seemingly emotional, trying hard to fight back tears.
Terming the COVID-19 vaccine as a 'safety armour' against the killer virus, PM Modi further urged people to get vaccinated.
PM Modi also reviewed the working of various COVID hospitals in Varanasi including Pandit Rajan Mishra COVID Hospital, which was recently started through the joint efforts of DRDO and the Indian Army.