HIGHLIGHTS:

  • India breaks its past records as 1,03,794 new COVID-19 cases found in last 24 hours
  • PM Modi decides to hold virtual meeting on Thursday with chief Ministers of States/UTs
  • The meeting will be the second time in five days that the PM is addressing with connection to the surge in the number of Covid-19 cases
  • PM Modi’s plan of five-fold strategy of testing, tracing, treatment, COVID-appropriate behaviour and vaccination is a key to curb the spread of the pandemic

On Monday, as the Coronavirus outbreak in a day jumps to more than 1 lakh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi decides to call a meeting on 8th April with chief ministers of all the states and Union Territories.

The meeting will be held via video conferencing discussing the current status of the Covid-19 pandemic in the nation and issues related to vaccination. Until today, as the country jumped to 1,03,558 fresh cases of the infection in 24 hours, the highest daily surge in India was 97,894 cases on September 16, 2020. The total cases in the country counts to 12,589,067.

In the last meeting held on Sunday the Prime Minister decided to send officials to Maharashtra, Punjab and Chhattisgarh to address the issues related to recent surge in cases as the three states continue to report a spike in the daily number of covid-19cases.

The officials were also instructed to ensure strict implementation of the five-fold strategy of – testing, tracing, treatment, and also follow appropriately Covid-19 vaccination drive.

On Tuesday, the Union health minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan has scheduled a meeting with health ministers of 11 states and union territories to discuss the surge in daily cases and enquire about the vaccination exercise.

The active COVID-19 cases count in the country recorded is 7,37,870.

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