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PM Holds Virtual Meet With States Including Tripura Over COVID-19 Situation On Tuesday

Prime Minister NarendraModi on Tuesday interacted via video conferencing with chief ministers of states that are witnessing a surge in coronavirus cases to review the Covid19 situation. The leaders attending the meeting include Home Minister Amit Shah, Health Minister Harsh Vardhan, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kr Deb. While the national daily COVID-19 case count has remained below 50,000 for some time, several urban centres have witnessed a surge, resulting in enforcement of several measures, including curfews in some cities. The prime minister also hold a virtual meeting with chief ministers and other representatives of states and union territories via video conferencing to discuss the vaccine distribution strategy. India saw 37,975 new coronavirus infections being reported in a day taking the country’s COVID-19 caseload to 91.77 lakh, while the recoveries crossed 86,00,000, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Tuesday.

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