PM Modi To Interact With CMs On April 8 To Discuss COVID & Vaccination Drive

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will interact with chief ministers on Thursday to discuss the COVID-19 situation and the ongoing vaccination drive, news agency PTI quoted sources said Monday.

In his last interaction with chief ministers on March 17, Modi had expressed concern over the rise in COVID-19 cases in parts of the country and called for “quick and decisive” steps to check the “emerging second peak”.

The meeting will take place on April 8 from 6:30 pm, sources added.

Before this, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan will on Tuesday hold a meeting with the health ministers of 11 states and Union Territories, which have been witnessing a surge in coronavirus cases, to review the situation there, The New Indian Express (TNIE) reported quoting PTI.

The 11 states are Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab and Rajasthan.

Coronavirus cases in India hit a record daily high since the outbreak of the pandemic with 1,03,558 new infections pushing the nationwide COVID-19 tally to 1,25,89,067, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Monday.

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