PM Modi to Video Call Chief Ministers on June 16-17 to Discuss COVID-19

As the number of COVID patients rises to an alarmingly high level, Prime Minister Narendra Modi once again takes the driving seat in the fight against Coronavirus. Modi will hold a series of video conferences with state chief ministers spread over two days starting Tuesday, June 16.

On Tuesday 3:00 pm, Narendra Modi will hold a video conference with the heads of 21 states and union territories which includes all the north-eastern states. And on Wednesday at the same time, Prime Minister to consult with the 15 worst-affected states which include the top four i.e. Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Delhi, and Gujarat.

The number of COVID-19 infected patients has crossed 3 lakh mark, making India the 4th worst affected country in the world. The Health Ministry’s daily data showed that India had recorded 11,502 fresh coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, pushing the total number to 3.32 lakh. For the three consecutive days, India has recorded over 11,000 new cases.

More than 60 percent of the infections have been reported in the last 20 days since the government started allowing gradual relaxation in the lockdown. The spike in the cases further worsened when from June 8 the government allowed complete unlocking. Public transport, shopping malls, places of worship, and parks everything was allowed to function as usual.

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