Highlights:

  • On 24 November at PM Modi`s COVID-19 review meet, Home Minister Amit Shah sets three-points for CMs to look after based on the infection situation.
  • The containment zone strategy is needed to be reshaped and red zones need to get evaluated, according to Amit Shah.
  • He further stated that the officials need to look after the red zones and change the status of an area based on contamination status.

Prime Minister, Narendra Modi held a virtual review meeting for the COVID-19 situation in the nation on Tuesday. This meeting was attended by Chief Ministers of the states and Union Territories which are recording increased cases of COVID-19. Home Minister Amit Shah participated in the meeting and mentioned three-points that are to be followed by every Chief Minister of the respective states. The Home Minister was concerned about the mortality rate of the virus which has decreased to 1% and the fatality rate to 5%.

Amit Shah asked every chief minister to recreate the containment zone policy, he ordered that officials of the state should visit the red zones and evaluate the status every week. Based on this evaluation, the status of the area can be changed. Arvind Kejriwal, the Chief Minister of Delhi took this opportunity to speak about the worsening pollution condition of the National Capital due to stubble burning of the neighboring states, and how it affected the third wave of COVID-19 in Delhi.

The meeting was attended by the Health Minister Harsh Vardhan, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, and Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani.

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