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PM Narendra Modi to interact with CMs on current Covid-19 situation today

At the final meeting, the Prime Minister determined to ship officers to Maharashtra, Punjab and Chhattisgarh – three states which proceed to report a surge within the variety of day by day instances – to deal with the problems associated to the current spike in infections

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sarah Kadan

PUBLISHED ON APR 08, 2021 10:43 AM IST



Prime Minister Narendra Modi will maintain a meeting today with chief ministers of all of the states and Union Territories to focus on the current standing of the Covid-19 pandemic within the nation alongside with points associated to vaccination by way of video conferencing, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) stated on Monday.

The meeting will likely be held by way of videoconferencing at 6.30pm, officers in PMO stated.

This would be the second time in 5 days that the Prime Minister goes to chair a meeting to assess the current situation with connection to the surge within the variety of Covid-19 instances.

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At the final meeting, the Prime Minister determined to ship officers to Maharashtra, Punjab and Chhattisgarh – three states which proceed to report a surge within the variety of day by day instances – to deal with the problems associated to the current spike in infections. PM Modi additionally instructed officers current within the meeting to guarantee strict implementation of the five-fold technique of – testing, tracing, remedy, and following Covid-appropriate behaviour and vaccination.

More areas on Wednesday had been pressured to reintroduce lockdown-like curbs on social motion due to rising instances of the coronavirus illness with second wave of infections persevering with on a relentless march as India, for the second day in a row, set a brand new document for day by day surge in infections with 126,260 new infections.

India’s day by day caseload which recorded a gradual decline after September 17 final year witnessed a surge over the previous week with over 100,000 recent Covid-19 instances being reported on Monday. Maharashtra has reported a continuous rise within the variety of day by day instances and stays one of many principal contributors to the day by day spike reported throughout the nation. The different badly hit states are: Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh.

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