In a meeting between the Prime Minister and the Chief Ministers via video conferencing, the PM said, “we have to stop this emerging second peak of Corona immediately. Corona cases have increased by more than 150 percent in the last few days in 70 districts of the country. If we do not stop it here, an outbreak situation can happen in the country. We have to take quick and decisive steps.”
The meeting was not attended by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel but the Chief Secretaries of West Bengal and Chhattisgarh attended the meeting on behalf of them.
In a meeting with the Chief Ministers, the Prime Minister also said, “most of the Corona-affected countries of the world are facing many waves of Corona. In our country too, in some states, the cases have started to increase suddenly after decreasing. The positivity rate is very high in Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh.”
PM said, “India is one of the countries with the lowest mortality rate. Today, more than 96 percent of corona patients in the country have been cured.”
The PM further said, “the confidence that we have reached in the battle of Corona today, should not be changed into carelessness. I do not have to bring the public in panic mode and also to get rid of trouble. We also need to be as serious about Test, Track and Treat as we have been doing for the last one year. It is very important to track the contacts of any infected person in the shortest possible time and keep the test rate above 70 percent. At the same time, we have to increase testing in small cities. Special attention will have to be paid to referral systems and ambulance networks in small towns.”