First debate in Parliament on COVID-19 sees Congress attacking Centre over handling of pandemic
New Delhi: The first debate in Rajya Sabha - Parliament's Upper House, on the coronavirus situation saw the Congress party cornering the Centre over its handling of the pandemic.
Congress MP Anand Sharma questioned Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan's claim that the lockdown prevented approximately 14 to 29 lakh COVID-19 cases and 37,000-78,000 deaths in the country.
Sharma asked the government to explain the scientific basis of the claim.
"Yesterday, the health minister said that this decision (lockdown) prevented approximately 14 to 29 lakh COVID-19 cases and 37,000-78,000 deaths.