COVID-19 | PM Modi holds review meeting with Chief Ministers; here are the key takeaways

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday held a meeting with Chief Ministers, through video conferencing, to review the COVID-19 situation in the country.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Home Minister Amit Shah were also present at the meeting.

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As per inputs from the Prime Minister’s Office, here are key pointers from the video conference-

– PM Modi said that in next few weeks, testing, tracing, isolation and quarantine should remain focus areas.

– PM Modi highlighted necessity of maintaining supply of essential medical products, availability of raw material for the manufacture of medicines and medical equipment.

– The CMs mentioned their efforts of maintaining social distancing, tracking suspect cases, identifying and quarantining suspect cases arising from Nizamuddin Markaz, containing community transmission, boosting up of medical infrastructure, and strengthening medical workforce.

– Union Health Secretary apprised dignitaries of rise in cases in India, the spread of cases from Nizamuddin Markaz, preparations to tackle medical cases arising out of further spread of the virus.

Earlier on Wednesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray held a telephonic conversation on the prevailing COVID-19 situation in the state.

There has been an increase of 131 COVID-19 cases in the last 12 hours.

The total number of COVID-19 positive cases on Thursday rose to 1,965 in India, including 1,764 active cases, 151 cured, discharged or migrated patients and 50 deaths, said Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

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