Reassess If Lockdowns Of One Or Two Days Are Effective, PM Modi To State CM’s

Reassess If Lockdowns Of One Or Two Days Are Effective, PM Modi To State CM’s

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday chaired a high-level virtual meeting with Chief Ministers and Health Ministers of seven COVID-19 high burden States/UTs to review COVID response and management.

These states are Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Delhi and Punjab, officials said, noting that more than 63% of the active cases in the country are concentrated in these seven states.

The virtual meeting, also attended by health ministers of these states, began in the evening.

“There are more than 700 districts in the country but only 60 districts in 7 states are a cause of worry. I suggest CMs to hold virtual conference with people at district/block level for 7 days. We’ve to learn from the best practices from across the states,” said PM in meeting with CMs.

We should enhance focus on effective testing, tracing, treatment, surveillance and clear messaging, the prime minister said during the meeting.

“India has ensured the supply of life-saving medicines all over the world even in difficult times. We have to work together to see that the medicines easily reach from one state to another,” he added.

These states also account for 65.5% of the total confirmed cases and 77% of the total deaths, a statement had said earlier.

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