Highlights of PM Modi’s COVID-19 Review Meeting With Chief Ministers

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi discussed the current COVID-19 situation with chief ministers and Lt governors of 21 states and union territories on ways to check the spread of novel coronavirus as thousands of fresh cases are being reported daily.

This is Modi’s sixth interaction with the chief ministers since the outbreak of the deadly virus.

The two-day virtual meet comes as the country witnesses an unabated spike in coronavirus cases.

India registered over 10,000 COVID-19 cases for the fifth day in a row pushing the tally to 3,43,091 on Tuesday, while the death toll rose to 9,900 with 380 new fatalities.

Chief ministers of Punjab, Kerala, Goa, Uttarakhand, Jharkhand, and those of the northeastern states among others are talking part in the meet. LGs and administrators of some union territories are also attending Tuesday’s brainstorming session.

Addressing the CMs, PM Modi said, “2 weeks have passed since Unlock 1 and our experience during this time could be beneficial for us in future. Today I will get to know ground reality from you, your suggestions will help in chalking out future strategy.”

“In last few weeks, thousands of Indians returned to India from abroad & hundreds of migrant workers reached their home towns. Almost all modes of transport have resumed operations, still COVID-19 impact has not been that huge in India as in other parts of world,” he adds.

“Timing matters a lot in overcoming any crisis. Timely decisions have helped a lot in containing coronavirus in the country,” he said.

He said that the recovery rate has gone above 50% in India.

Further he said that for us death of even one Indian is unsettling but it is also true that India is one of the countries where there have been least deaths due to COVID-19.

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