Along with the entire world, the covid situation is getting out of control in India too. Many states have already closed the schools and colleges, imposed night curfew and also laid down a lot of strict regulations. But still the heat of Corona is still rising more than before.
This situation has become a big problem for the central as well as state government. Which is why Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi has organized an urgent meeting via video conferencing with the Chief Ministers of all the states and UTs on Thursday. The meeting will be held to discuss the current scenarios and what should be done to control the situation before it gets completely out of hand. After the meeting the Government might take some extensive measures to get the situation under control.
Another meeting has already taken place on Saturday regarding the situation, which involved the health minister, home minister and many other political officials.In the saturday’s meeting the Prime Minister has asked to strict the regulations on the district level. He has also ordered to increase the speed of the vaccination process of children between 15-18.
The speed at which COVID is increasing is definitely getting out of hand, however today the situation was a little stable. According to The Health Department 1.68 Lakh cases have been reported in the last 24 hours and among them 277 have been reported dead. The number of active cases has increased more than 8 lakh.
Many high end officials have also been tested positive for COVID-19. Rajnath Singh (BJP), J.P. Nadda (BJP), Basavraj Bommai (Karnataka CM), Nitish Kumat (Bihar CM) and Arvind Kejriwal (Delhi CM) have been reported positive till now. On top of that the Election Commission of India has announced the date of upcoming assembly elections in 5 states.
Many states have reported an increment in the number of cases. Maharashtra reported 33,470, West Bengal reported 19,286, Delhi reported 19,166, Tamil Nadu reported 13,990 and Karnataka reported 11,698 new cases. These comprise about 58.08% cases in India. The state government are working hard and trying to control these cases and that is why the Prime Minister has decided to hold this meeting on Thursday.