PM Modi to hold review meet today, amid spike in Covid-19 cases
The Covid-19 cases witnessed a steep decline over last few months and didn’t pose as any health hazard.
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to hold a high-level meeting on Wednesday to review the Covid-19 situation in the country and also public health preparedness to fight off the menace.
The high-level meet by Prime Ministers comes on back of sudden uptick in Covid-19 cases, raising fresh worry for hospitals & healthcare officials.
The meeting will be held at 4.30 PM today.
The Covid-19 cases witnessed a steep decline over last few months and didn’t pose as any health hazard. However, the past couple of days saw fresh spurt in Covid-19 cases in various parts of the country.
Though the contours of meeting is not known but the Prime Minister is likely to stress upon tested ways of averting the pandemic and urge officials to ensure use of masks & social distancing at public gatherings.
Today, the country logged 1,134 fresh Coronavirus cases, while the active cases rose to 7,026, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated. The daily positivity was logged at 1.09% while weekly positivity stood at 0.98%.
According to health ministry data, at least 5 people are said to have lost their lives due to Corona. Reports said that 1 death each was reported from Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Gujarat and Maharashtra.
Last week, the Centre had alerted 6 states about fresh surge in Corona infections and also advised them to step up efforts (including testing/tracking & vaccinating the disease-prone) to control the spread. These states were Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Telangana, Kerala, and Karnataka.