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PM To Hold Meeting On Covid Situation Today As India Battles Record Surge

On Sunday, PM Modi reviewed the Covid situation in Varanasi, his Lok Sabha constituency, and stressed on the need for vaccination for people over 45 years of age.

PM Narendra Modi will hold a meeting shortly to talk about the Covid crisis in the country as India fights a an unprecedented surge in cases that saw a new record daily high today with over 2.73 lakh fresh infections.

The meeting is scheduled to begin at 11.30 am today, hours after India crossed another grim milestone to report the highest surge in cases ever from the beginning of the pandemic last year.

This is the second sequential day the Prime Minister is holding a meeting over the Covid surge.

On Sunday, PM Modi surveyed the Covid circumstance in Varanasi, his Lok Sabha electorate, and focused on the requirement for immunization for individuals more than 45 years old.

As per an assertion, PM Modi stressed on carrying out ”following, following and testing”, saying this must be completely followed to check the infection’s spread in a similar way the primary wave was controlled. The Prime Minister additionally requested that the organization guarantee that preventive estimates like social removing and the utilization of covers are polished.

Days ago, PM Modi was also briefed about the efforts being made by the government to import medical grade oxygen to bridge the demand-supply gap amid the recent massive surge. At a review meeting comprising senior officials of several ministries, PM Modi suggested that the production of medical oxygen should be scaled up, a government statement said.

India also reported 1,619 passings in another record high today. The total caseload is presently 1.5 crore; 1.78 lakh peoples have passed so far. This is the fifth day that more than 2 lakh cases were reported.

Maharashtra, Delhi and Karnataka saw the greatest single-day surged in last 24 hour. Maharashtra logged 68,631 cases, Delhi detailed 25,462 new cases while Karnataka saw a spike of 19,067 cases.

As the second – and all the more deadly – wave of Covid grips the country, several strict measures have been implemented, including curfews, across states to tackle the crisis.

Maharashtra also announced tough restrictions till May 1 that include a ban on gatherings and only essential activities to break the chain of infection.