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PM Modi will meet with the chief ministers of various states on the Covid-19 situation today | India News


NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet with the chief ministers of various states on the Covid-19 situation, via video conference on Tuesday.
He had previously chaired several meetings with chief ministers in the past six months on the pandemic.
The Government of India has decided to delegate high-level core teams in Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Himachal Pradesh to support these States in the response and management of Covid-19. These states have been reporting an increase in the number of active cases, that is, those who are hospitalized or in home isolation under medical supervision, or demonstrating an increase in new daily cases, the Union Ministry of Health said.
The Health Ministry said the three-member teams will visit the districts that report a high number of Covid cases and support the State’s efforts to strengthen containment, surveillance, testing, infection prevention and control measures and the efficient clinical management of positive cases.
Previously, the central government had sent high-level teams to Haryana, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Manipur and Chhattisgarh.
On November 20, the Prime Minister held a meeting to review India’s vaccination strategy and discussed important issues related to the progress of vaccine development, regulatory approvals and procurement with senior officials.
India’s coronavirus count surpassed the 91 lakh mark on Monday after 44,059 new cases were reported in the past 24 hours, according to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
Total cases reached 91,39,866 including 4,43,486 active cases and 85,62,641 recoveries. With 511 new deaths, the death toll rose to 1,33,738.
The country reports around 30,000 to 47,000 new cases daily during the last days.

Times of India