PM Modi reviews COVID-19 situation, India's response

PM Modi reviews COVID-19 situation, India's response”

States have been divided in two slots for the two-day virtual meet. The meeting also took stock of situation in different states and union territories including Delhi.

The present and emerging scenario of the COVID- 19 disease in the national capital was discussed and the projections for the next two months were deliberated.

The sudden interaction with chief ministers by the Prime Minister, clearly indicates that a clear strategy needs to be drawn up to arrest the spike in fresh cases as many states have been following their own plans to implement the lockdown.

The Prime Minister and Chief Ministers are expected to share notes on how states are dealing with the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the country and the way forward.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while addressing the 95th annual plenary session of the Indian Chamber of Commerce via video conferencing today, said that North East India could become the organic hub of the country.

On Friday, the Health Ministry said that the number of cases had increased by 10,956 from the previous day, with new infections rife in Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai, stretching hospitals to breaking point. He also advised the ministry to ensure preparations in view of the start of the monsoon season.

This would be the Prime Minister's sixth round of consultations with the chief ministers, the last being on May 11. While Punjab has already extended the lockdown till the end of June and Rajasthan has imposed stricter restrictions, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu have clarified that there would be no stringent lockdown measures.

As per the Ministry of Health data, 10956 news cases and 396 deaths were recorded in the last 24 hours since Thursday 8 am taking the total tally to 297,535 which includes 141,842 active cases, 147,194 recovered cases, 1 migrant patient, and 8,498 deaths. "Recovery rate of COVID positive cases continues to increase and is now stands at 49.47 per cent", the ministry said.

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