Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to hold meeting with chief ministers and other representatives of states and union territories on Tuesday to take stock of the Covid-19 situation.
He will also discuss vaccine distribution strategy in the virtual meet. A PTI report quoting sources said Modi is expected to hold two back to back meetings, one with eight states with high caseloads and another with states and UTs to discuss vaccine distribution strategy.
While the national daily Covid-19 case count has remained below 50,000 for some time, several urban centres have witnessed a surge, resulting in enforcement of several measures, including curfews in some cities,the report said.
The central government has also been putting in place measures for quick and effective distribution of coronavirus vaccine when it becomes available. Five vaccine candidates are in advanced stages of development in India, out of which four are in Phase II/III and one is in Phase-I/II trials.