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PM Modi will likely hold a virtual meeting with states on the Covid situation and the vaccine distribution plan | India News

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to meet with senior ministers and other representatives of the union’s states and territories via video conference on Tuesday to review the Covid-19 situation and discuss vaccine distribution strategy sources said.
Leaders who will attend the meeting include Delhi’s Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and West Bengal’s Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, the sources said.
The prime minister, so far, has held several virtual meetings with states on the coronavirus situation.
While the national daily Covid-19 case count has hovered below 50,000 for some time, several urban centers have witnessed an increase, resulting in the application of various measures, including curfews in some cities.
The central government has also been implementing measures for the rapid and effective distribution of the coronavirus vaccine when it becomes available.
Five vaccine candidates are in advanced stages of development in India, of which four are in phase II / III and one in phase I / II trials.
India’s Covid-19 case burden topped 91,39,865 with 44,059 coronavirus infections reported in one day, while recoveries jumped to 85,62,641, according to data from the Union Health Ministry on Monday.

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