New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet the chief ministers of seven states, which are majorly contributing to the country’s COVID-19 caseload on Wednesday.
The meeting comes just before the completion of Unlock 4 — the last phase of the unlocking, which is scheduled to end on September 30. The country went under a nationwide lockdown from March 25.
The prime minister held several virtual meetings with the chief minister of various states to discuss the COVID-19 situation.
It is learnt that the chief ministers of Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Delhi, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh will attend the meeting.
The seven states are worst-hit and account for 63 per cent of the country’s total caseload.
Maharashtra, Delhi and Punjab are reporting a case fatality rate of at least 2 per cent. The cases have also been surging in these states.
Centre has been sending teams to states to help state governments in containment, surveillance, testing and efficient clinical management of COVID-19.
A team was recently sent to Jammu & Kashmir. Delhi’s COVID-19 situation is being monitored by a joint team of Centre and the Delhi government. The meeting will assess whether the seven states need any further central guidance.