New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold talks with chief ministers of various states next week to discuss the status of coronavirus in India, which has been eased in recent days after a two-month nationwide lockout. The online meeting will take place on 16 and 17 June.
The meeting between the Prime Minister and the Chief Ministers on the coronavirus crisis will be the sixth. The last meeting was held on May 12, while 21 states and union territories have been timed on June 16, with the 15 most hit people to meet on June 1.
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India reported a daily increase of novel coronavirus cases on Friday, with around 10,000 new people logging in each day this week. The announced infection is now over 3 lakhs – the fourth highest in the world. Officially there have been approximately 8,500 coronavirus deaths, although the exact number is widely believed to be far higher.
Eager to revive the economy after nearly 70 days of lockdown, the government opened most public transport, offices and malls this week, even as health officials said the country was weeks away from lowering the curve of infection.
On Friday, the Health Ministry said that the number of cases has increased by 10,956 since last days, new infections are rampant in Delhi, Mumbai, and Chennai, hospitals have been elevated to breaking point.
In New Delhi, the situation is particularly grim with the Aam Aadmi Party government, this week Kasalido has predicted that by the end of July it will be 20 times 5.5 lakhs, which appears badly poised for the health care system.
The financial capital Mumbai is officially India’s most affected city with around 2,000 fatalities, while Maharashtra crossed the 1 lakh mark in cases and caused more than 3,700 deaths.
Despite an upsurge in cases at the national level, following reports of patients deprived of care and battling cremation, the central government declared the lockdown a success, saying the spike would have been greater without sanctions.