Rajnath Singh holds review meeting to check preparedness for tackling COVID-19 menace

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NEW DELHI: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday chaired a review meeting with the Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat, Chiefs of Army, Navy and Air Force and senior officials on the preparedness for tackling COVID-19 menace.

 

This comes as the total number of confirmed positive COVID-19 cases have risen to 649 in the country.

"Raksha Mantri Rajnath Singh chairing a review meeting on MoD's preparedness for tackling the COVID-19 menace. #IndiaFightsCorona," the Ministry of Defence tweeted from its official account.

"Also seen are Chief of Defence Staff Gen Bipin Rawat, Defence Secretary Dr. @drajaykumar_ias, Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Karambir Singh, Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria, Chief of the Army Staff General MM Naravane and Secretary (ESW) Smt Sanjeevanee Kutty," spokesperson MoD tweeted.

According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Thursday, the total number of confirmed positive COVID-19 cases have risen to 649 in the country. (including 593 active cases, 42 cured/discharged people) and 13 deaths.

The country is now in its second day of a 21-day 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.

Those shops which are catering to essential services will continue doing so during the 21-day nationwide lockdown.

 

With inputs from Agency

Image credit: ANI

 

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