Amid rising coronavirus COVID-19 cases, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is conducting a high-level meeting on Sunday (April 4) to review the COVID-19 situation in the country. The prime minister is conducting the meeting with senior officers including the cabinet secretary, principal secretary to PM, health secretary and Dr Vinod Paul of NITI Aayog. It is learnt that PM Modi also dicussed the state of the vaccination drive during the meeting.
The prime minister called the meeting just a day after India added more than 93,000 COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours. According to the data released by the Union Health Ministry on Sunday, India recorded 93,249 new COVID-19 cases, 60,048 discharges, and 513 deaths in the last 24 hours. With this, the country’s coronavirus caseload has climbed to 1.24 crore, of which, 6.91 lakh are active cases.
The sudden rise in COVID-19 cases has led to Prime Minister Narendra Modi taking a high-level meeting to review the COVID-19 pandemic situation and vaccination program in the country.
Meanwhile, Maharashtra continued to remain worst-affected state as it recorded 49,447 new cases in the last 24 hours. Karnataka registered 4,991 new cases, while Chhattisgarh reported 4,174 new cases.
In a related development, Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba on Friday chaired a high-level review meeting and advised states and Union Territories to take up immediate and effective measures to ensure containment of active cases and daily deaths.
“It was emphasized that the Centre shall continue to provide all resources and support to all States and UTs for public health measures and clinical management for fighting COVID-19,” the MoHFW had said in a press statement.