PM modi holds covid-19 review meeting with Chief Ministers

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday held a meeting with Chief Ministers, through video conferencing, to review the COVID-19 situation in the country. 

 

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Home Minister Amit Shah were also present at the meeting.

Earlier, the Prime Minister had on March 20 interacted with the Chief Ministers via video conferencing to discuss measures to combat COVID-19. 

According to the report from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare , the total number of COVID-19 positive cases on Thursday rose to 1965 in India, including 1764 active cases, 151 cured, discharged or migrated patients and 50 deaths.

The Central government has taken many stringent measures to prevent the further spread of the disease. 

Starting from March 24 midnight, India is under 21-day lockdown to curb the spread of novel coronavirus. Only the essential services like grocery shops, medical outlets remain functional during the lockdown.

In a televised address to the nation on Tuesday, Prime Minister Modi said that it is vital to break the chain of the disease and experts have said that at least 21 days are needed for it. Social distancing is the only option to deal with the disease.

The Prime Minister said the lockdown has drawn a "Lakshman Rekha" in every home and people should stay indoors for their own protection and for that of their families.

Coronavirus, which originated in China's Wuhan city in December last year, has so far spread to more than 200 countries. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared coronavirus a pandemic. 

 

With inputs from Agency
 

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