Given the increase in COVID cases in the country over the past two weeks, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will chair a meeting to assess the situation with the Chief Minister today via video conference.
According to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), the virtual meeting will be held at 12 noon on Wednesday.
Apart from the Prime Minister and senior officials of the Prime Minister’s Office, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya and officials from their respective Ministries are likely to attend the meeting.
According to sources, Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan will make a presentation on the current situation of COVID, the level of vaccination, especially the encouragement of promoters and the trajectory of cases in specific states.
In the past, PM Modi has held several meetings with the Chief Minister, even the District Magistrate, to understand the situation in the field.
India recorded 2,483 new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours. The active case burden was 15,636, while the positive rate was 0.55 percent, according to a bulletin from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Tuesday.
PM Modi on SundayMann Ki Baat‘The radio broadcast urged the public to always be vigilant against COVID-19 during the festive season. He advised people to wear masks and wash their hands regularly to avoid COVID.
Meanwhile, Union Health Minister Dr Mansukh Mandaviya in a tweet said that more than 86 per cent of the adult population has now been fully vaccinated.
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