Amidst a steep rise in coronavirus cases, senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to declare a national health emergency.
The former Union minister also called on the Election Commission to declare a moratorium on election rallies in view of the sharp rise in COVID-19 cases.
"COVID-19 infections faster than recoveries. Modiji: Declare a National Health Emergency. Election Commission: Declare a moratorium on election rallies. Courts: Protect people’s lives," Sibal tweeted.
India reported its highest-ever single-day spike of coronavirus cases with over 2.61 lakh new cases and more than 1,500 deaths in the last 24 hours, according to the Union Health Ministry on Sunday. With this, the total number of cases has gone up to 1,47,88,109, and death toll at 1,77,150.