Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold two-day virtual consultations on Tuesday and Wednesday with Chief Ministers on measures to check the spread of the virus as the lockdown is lifted from the country.
On the first day of the meetup held by Modi, that is on Tuesday, the Chief Ministers of Lt Governors and administrators of 21 states and Union Territories will participate. This will include Punjab, Kerala, Goa, Uttarakhand, the northeastern states, and some UTs.
On Wednesday, the Prime Minister will consult with Chief Ministers of 15 states and the LG of Jammu and Kashmir. These will include states with high cases of COVID-19 like Maharashtra, West Bengal, Delhi, Karnataka, Gujarat, Bihar, and Uttar Pradesh.
The purpose of holding the round of consultations with authorities across the nation is to contain the spread of pandemic and plan ways to tackle the backdrop of the increasing number of coronavirus cases in the country.
India saw a bounce of over 11,000 novel coronavirus cases for the third successive day on Monday, taking the total number of infections to over 3.32 lakh, while the death toll rose to 9,520 with 325 more casualties.
Under “Unlock 1“, several relaxations have been made for the public and businesses to secure that economic activities hit by the lockdown gather some tempo.
Before his meeting with Chief Ministers, the Prime Minister had examined the strides being taken to contain the COVID-19 pandemic in areas with the high caseload and the road map for substantial oversight of the crisis on Sunday.
Modi had implied the Home Minister and the Health Minister to summon an emergency meeting with the Delhi Lt Governor and Chief Minister and other officials to plan a “coordinated and comprehensive response” to deal with the challenge impersonated by growing cases of COVID-19 in Delhi.
The meets proposed by the Prime Minister ensued on Sunday.
This would be the Prime Minister’s sixth round of consultation with the chief ministers, the last being on May 11.
Home Minister Amit Shah talked to all the Chief Ministers over the telephone in the last week of May, just before lockdown-4 was to end.