Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is scheduled to meet chief ministers over the course of two days next week, met senior ministers and officials on Saturday evening to review country’s response in fighting coronavirus.
The meeting also took stock of situation in different states.
“Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a detailed meeting with senior ministers and officials to review India’s response to Covid-19 pandemic. The meeting reviewed the national level status and preparation in the context of the pandemic,” tweeted the prime minister’s office.
Home minister Amit Shah, health minister Harsh Vardhan, Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba, health secretary, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) Director General Balram Bhargava and other members of the empowered groups attended the meeting.
The present and emerging scenario of the Covid-19 disease in Delhi, which reported its biggest single day spike with 2,137 cases on Friday, was discussed and the projections for next two months was deliberated, the PMO said in a statement.
India crossed the grim milestone of three lakh cases yesterday as the situation gets grimmer.