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PM Modi reviews COVID-19 situation, India's response

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PM Modi reviews COVID-19 situation, India's response

In the second round of video conference on June 17, the Prime Minister will speak to 15 chief ministers including Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Delhi, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal, Karnataka, Bihar, Andhra Pradesh, Haryana, Telangana and Odisha. In view of the challenges being faced by the large cities, it was discussed to augment testing as well as the number of beds and services to effectively handle the peak surge of daily cases. For the fifth consecutive day, the number of recoveries (1,54,329) remained higher than the active ones (1,45,779).

Already, Central teams are being deputed to provide technical support and handhold the state Health Departments and municipal health officials in reviewing steps being taken to tackle COVID-19 in six key metros - Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Chennai, Kolkata, Delhi and Bengaluru.

In order to achieve the aim of Atmanirbhar Bharat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday asked Indian companies for self restraint in importing goods from overseas and examine whether the needs can be met by manufacturing similar products in India.

States have been divided in two slots for the two-day virtual meet.

The present and emerging scenario of the Covid 19 disease in the capital was discussed and the projections for next 2 months was deliberated.

Dr Vinod Paul, Member NITI Aayog and Convenor of the Empowered Group of Medical Emergency Management Plan, made a detailed presentation on the current status and likely scenario of COVID-19 cases in the medium term.

Ten days after recording two lakh COVID-19 cases, India surpassed the three lakh-mark on Saturday with the worst daily spike of 11,458 infections, while the death toll too climbed to 8,884 with 386 new fatalities, the Union Health Ministry said. Mr Modi advised the Health Ministry to ensure suitable preparations in view of the start of the Monsoon season.

PM Modi will also be holding a fresh round of interaction with state chief ministers on June 16 and June 17.

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