On the 23rd of September, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to meet the chief ministers of seven states.
According to sources, the meeting would discuss about the ongoing situation of the Novel Coronavirus or COVID-19. The chief ministers of states which are reporting the highest number of the COVID-19 infection cases would be a part of today’s meeting.
Seven states, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi and Punjab are reporting the highest number of cases, nearly 63% of total cases in India.
Highlights of today’s meeting:
CM Uddhav Thackeray (Maharashtra,) CM Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy (Andhra Pradesh,) CM B.S. Yediyurappa (Karnataka,) CM Yogi Adityanath (Uttar Pradesh,) CM Tamil Nadu, CM Arvind Kejriwal (Delhi) and CM Captain Amrinder Gill Singh (Punjab) would attend the meeting.
Maharashtra, Punjab and Delhi are reporting a case fatality rate of at least 2 %.
These states have recently reported a daily rise in the number of cases as well.
Centre is sending its team to these states to help state governments to prevent the COVID-19 spread, containment, increase testing and efficient clinical management.
The meeting came at a time when India crossed a total of 5.5 million cases.
However, the recovery rate is still better at 79%.
This is not the first time PM Modi is conducting a virtual meeting with the CMs of several states. In the past also to discuss the Novel Coronavirus, Mr. Modi led this virtual meeting.
The meeting is scheduled at a time when the Unlock 4.0, is ending on the 30th of September.
Stay tuned for further updates.