In view of the current situation in our country due to Covid-19, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold a virtual conference with Chief Ministers of 10 states today to review the circumstances. This is going to be the seventh time to share news exchanges with Chief Ministers on the coronavirus crisis.
The meeting comes right after “Unlock3” or the third phase of easing coronavirus restrictions across the country since its commencement last month.
The Chief Ministers of Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Telangana, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and West Bengal are expected to be at the meeting which begins at 11 AM. On Monday, reportedly the Prime Minister had called for a virtual meeting with Chief Ministers of six states – Assam, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Kerala – to look into the flood situation there.
While Maharashtra continues to be at the peak with respect to the number of COVID-19 cases, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh stand second and third respectively. Five states – Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh – outlined the highest number of cases and deaths in the last 24 hours.
PM Modi’s last meeting with Chief Ministers to review the coronavirus crisis was to happen in June.
During yesterday’s virtual meeting with Chief Ministers of flood-distressed states, PM Modi raised major concerns over rescue efforts amid the pandemic, stating that states ought to ensure that people abide by all health precautions such as wearing face masks, hand sanitisation and maintaining adequate physical distance. He said relief material should include provision for hand washing or sanitising and face masks for the affected people.
India has recorded over 22.68 lakh coronavirus cases so far, with 53,601 new cases in the last 24 hours. The recovery rate stood at 69.79 per cent this morning.