Amid the continued Covid-19 pandemic, a senior Assam minister claimed on Wednesday that the illness was created in God’s super-computer and it decides who will get contaminated, who received’t and who would die.

Chandra Mohan Patowary, who handles the transport, industries and commerce and three different departments, made the feedback on Wednesday at an occasion to distribute monetary help to beneficiaries beneath a state authorities scheme for widows of Covid-19 victims in Kamrup district.

He made the comment whereas speaking a couple of almost 90-year-old lady who he noticed on a Guwahati footpath on Tuesday midnight with out carrying a masks or taking any security measures in opposition to the virus. Patowary, a BJP MLA, added that some individuals like that lady don’t get contaminated.

“Nature has determined who would get contaminated, who received’t and who can be taken away from Earth. An inventory on it’s ready in God’s laptop. It’s not any regular man-made laptop, however God’s personal tremendous laptop. The pc selected sending the Covid-19 virus to Earth with 2% mortality,” he stated.

Patowary additionally blamed the World Well being Group for failing to discover a treatment for a “small virus” like Covid-19 regardless of spending billions of {dollars} and a lot of analysis completed about it.

When journalists current on the occasion questioned the minister about his statements later, he tried to downplay them. “Let’s not elevate that concern which is controversial. What I needed to say was that until date there isn’t a medication to treatment Covid-19,” stated Patowary.

The minister’s remarks at a time when Assam remains to be witnessing lots of of recent Covid-19 circumstances every day have evoked sharp reactions.

“It’s past comprehension that an informed individual, that too, a accountable minister could make such a remark. When an individual can not handle a nasty state of affairs he’ll clearly put the blame on God,” stated Bobbeeta Sharma, media in-charge of opposition Congress.

“Due to the Centre’s lack of foresight in coping with the Covid-19 pandemic when there have been early warning indicators and the Modi Authorities’s organisation of the Namaste Trump occasion, disastrous penalties adopted. Then they gave instructions for ‘ thali bajao’ throughout India to push back Coronavirus! What are you able to count on from such individuals who lack scientific mood?” she added.

Until date, Assam has recorded 586,940 Covid-19 circumstances with 5618 deaths. On Thursday, the state recorded 562 new circumstances of the viral an infection, 11 deaths and a check positivity charge of 0.69%. There are almost 7,000 lively circumstances within the state at current.

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