PM Modi will consult with chief ministers from all states to determine the country’s COVID-19 condition. PM Modi will also study the current coronavirus vaccine programme.
The Prime Minister would address the recent surge in COVID-19 cases in many states during the videoconference meeting. The meeting between the Prime Minister and the Chief Ministers will be the first since India unveiled the world’s biggest immunization campaign against the disease on January 16.
The latest surge in COVID-19 cases in various parts of the world will be the primary subject of this virtual conference. The meeting between Prime Minister Modi and the chief ministers will begin at 12.30 p.m.
India has registered more than 20,000 cases of COVID-19 a day for the last six days in a row. And, on Sunday this week, the daily case count reached 26,000 for the first time since December 19, raising concerns of a new COVID-19 epidemic.
According to health ministry reports, eight states have seen a spike in daily coronavirus cases. According to the ministry, Maharashtra continues to be the largest contributor of COVID-19 cases in the tally, followed by Punjab, Karnataka, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, and Haryana.
Because of the increase in daily caseloads, PM Modi is likely to reiterate that states must ensure strict adherence to health guidelines, such as social distancing and mask use.
Separately, three new COVID-19 variants from the United Kingdom, South Africa, and Brazil have been registered in India, according to Minister of State for Health Ashwini Choubey in the Rajya Sabha. A 33-year-old man is the first reported case of COVID-19 in Delhi, caused by the South Africa strain of coronavirus. He is currently being treated at LNJP Hospital.