Covid in India: PM to meet with chief ministers, officials to review India’s Covid situation
Covid in India: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has held several meetings with various Chief Ministers and officials to talk about the covid situation in the nation.
PM Modi will hold a video conference meeting with the officials at the noon to review the situation since the pandemic strike to keep warned about the disease in the nation.
Among the topics likely to discuss, are the status of the vaccination drive (with a focus on precautionary doses) and the states reporting high covid cases.
On Sunday, during the conventional Mann Ki Baat an address to the nation by PM Modi, he Urged the citizens to stay aware of the disease.
PM Modi also requested people to follow all the Covid-19 safety protocols, especially during the festivities in the festive season.
Prime Minister Modi reminded the folks to wear a mask in public places and regularly sanitize their hands to keep the Covid far away.
Who will be attending the meeting
Home minister Amit Shah and health minister Mansukh Mandaviya will attend the virtual meeting along with CMs and officials.
According to sources, Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan will give a presentation on the current state of COVID, the scope of immunisation, particularly the booster push, and the trajectory of cases in specific states.
The meeting comes amid a concerning increase in daily Covid cases – nearly 3,000 cases in 24 hours this morning, a 17% increase from Tuesday.
Covid situation in India
In the previous 24 hours, India has seen 2,483 new COVID-19 instances.
According to a bulletin issued by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Tuesday, there are 15,636 current cases with a 0.55 percent positive rate.
In states and big cities, daily cases have increased; on Tuesday, Gurgaon recorded over 400 cases in 24 hours for the first time since February.
While Mumbai reported over 100 cases in a day for the first time since March 1. On Tuesday, Delhi reported nearly 1,200 instances, the sixth day in a row with 1,000 or more.
Vaccination status in the nation
The Drugs Controller General of India approved the emergency use of two vaccinations for children under the age of 12 earlier this week: Biological E’s Corbevax and Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin.
This was heralded as a watershed moment, paving the path for the vaccination of younger children against the disease.
Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya, the Union Health Minister, announced in a tweet that over 86 percent of the adult population has now been properly vaccinated.
WHO concerned over the increasing Covid Cases
The World Health Organization (WHO) has advised all countries to keep coronavirus infections under monitoring.
Because of plummeting testing rates, the globe was ‘blind’ to how the virus was spreading, according to the WHO on Tuesday.
The proliferation of the omicron variation (and multiple sub-variants) is driving numbers in Covid cases, which continue to dominate global headlines.