PM Modi’s closing remarks at virtual meeting with CMs on COVID-19
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi gives his closing remarks after chairing a meeting to take stock of the Covid-19 situation in the eight worst-hit states in his first leg of PM-CM meeting via video conferencing, in New Delhi on Nov 24, 2020. Maharashtra, Kerala, Delhi, West Bengal, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Haryana and Gujarat are the 8 states that are plagued with rising Covid cases as India intensifies its fight against the pandemic.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a virtual meeting with chief ministers of eight states where Covid-19 cases have seen a sudden spurt after the festive season. India’s virus tally rose to 91,77,841 today with 37,975 new infections, while the price increased to 1,34,218 after the country recorded 480 new deaths. The PM will hold another meeting around 12pm with states and UTs to debate vaccine distribution strategy.
The meeting comes each day after the Supreme Court because the Centre and every one states to file within two days the status reports detailing steps taken to affect the present Covid-19 situation, noting that the pandemic has “worsened”. While the national daily COVID-19 case count has remained below 50,000 for a few time, several urban centres have witnessed a surge, leading to enforcement of several measures, including curfews in some cities. The Himachal Pradesh government imposed an evening curfew in four districts from Tuesday, while Maharashtra made it mandatory to undergo RT-PCR test for all passengers landing in Mumbai from Delhi, Gujarat, Goa and Maharashtra. Uttar Pradesh is already testing Delhi residents at its border. The Yogi Adityanath government also capped the marriage guest limit to 100 on Monday.