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Australian MP lauds ‘UP model’ for Covid management

LUCKNOW: Australian MP and minister Jason Wood took to Twitter to praise CM Yogi Adityanath for effectively managing the Covid-19 outbreak in the state through ‘UP Covid Model’ of contact tracing, early detection, isolation, and free and timely provision of medicine kits and treatment to the rural populace.
Wood is the second Australian lawmaker after MP Craig Kelly to appreciate UP’s Covid management.

Notably, Wood is the assistant minister for customs, community safety and multicultural affairs in the federal government. Kelly, known for his strong anti-vaccine views, had commended the state government for the use of drug Ivermectin in controlling the spread of Covid-19.
In his message after the CM and he spoke at a virtual event to mark the 75th anniversary of India’s independence, Wood said: “Many thanks to CM of UP Yogi Adityanath for his kind message to me. We look forward to working with UP government for enrichment of culture and development. Appreciate UP Government’s Covid control efforts in this difficult time”.
“A few days back, Australia’s federal independent MP Craig Kelly had also praised Uttar Pradesh for successfully ‘smashing’ the scary Delta variant of Covid-19. The Australian MP had said that Uttar Pradesh, with a population of nearly 24 crore, curbed the second wave of Covid-19 with better results than a country like UK,” said a government spokesperson.
During the same event, Patrick Brauckmann, a Canadian investor, lauded the UP model of Covid management for ‘crushing the curve’.
The spokesperson added that UP’s daily tally of Covid cases had been reducing each day. The state has a test positivity rate of 0.01% currently and an active caseload of 187 with a recovery rate of 98.7%.

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