Amidst rising cases of COVID-19 and take stock of the situation A Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday held a crucial meeting with state chief ministers to take stock of the situation amidst rising cases of Coronavirus across the country. He discussed the plan and various measures to tackle the situation.
This is the second such virtual meet between the prime minister and the state chief ministers after the nationwide lockdown was announced. On March 20, the Prime Minister also held similar interactions with the Chief Ministers via video conferencing. He had urged all states to work together in the fight against the deadly disease, saying “the threat of COVID-19 is common for all states”.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Punjab Chief Minister Amrinder Singh, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath are among those attended the conference, among others.
Meanwhile, as per the official figure the total number of cases has mounted to 1,764 while the death tally stands at 50. As per reports, in the last 24 hours, 400 new cases have come to light which makes authorities think about a robust plan to tackle the situation. Delhi’s Nizamuddin has become a hotspot where several people who attended the Tablighi Jamaat event in Delhi’s Nizamuddin in early March were tested COVID-19 positive. The authorities are also working to trace more of these people who attended the event in order to prevent the jump in confirmed cases.
Globally, too the picture remains grim as the US reported its largest single-day death toll on Wednesday. The UK also reported around 550 deaths.