Coronavirus pandemic a huge challenge but also an opportunity: Rahul Gandhi

The COVID-19 pandemic, which has infected more than 14,000 people in the country is a huge challenge but also an opportunity, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said on Saturday.

“The #Covid19 pandemic is a huge challenge but it is also an opportunity. We need to mobilise our huge pool of scientists, engineers & data experts to work on innovative solutions needed during the crisis,” Rahul tweeted.

His tweet comes two days after he said a ‘lockdown is like a pause button, but not a solution to fight Coronavirus’. He recommended that the government should go for testing “aggressively and strategically”.

Addressing a press meet via video-conferencing, Rahul said, “When we come out of lockdown, virus will start its work again. So, it’s important that we have a strategy to come out of lockdown.”

“Lockdown allows time and space to put in medical resources: ramp up testing abilities, prepare hospitals, get ventilators. In no way does a lockdown defeat the virus, it helps only to stop the virus for some time. Biggest weapon against virus is testing,” said Congress leader.

Gandhi said all political parties and people of India should work together to solve the problem and defeat this virus.