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If These 10 States Beat COVID, India Can Win,” PM Tells Chief Ministers

A view has emerged that India will win against coronavirus if 10 states defeat it, Prime Minister Narendra Modi told Chief Ministers today during a virtual meeting to review the coronavirus situation, adding that 10 states account for over 80 per cent of the active COVID-19 cases within the country. this is often the seventh such interaction with Chief Ministers on the coronavirus crisis.
“A view has emerged that if we defeat coronavirus in 10 states, the state also will win,” the Prime Minister said during the virtual meet with Chief Ministers of 10 states. “We got to follow a replacement mantra – all those that have are available contact with an infected person should be traced and tested within 72 hours… it’s emerged from the discussion that there’s an urgent got to build up testing in Bihar, Gujarat, UP, West Bengal , and Telangana,” he said.

The meeting comes after “Unlock3” or the third phase of lifting of coronavirus-related restrictions across the country began last month.

Among those present at the meeting were, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E Palaniswami, Mamata Banerjee, Amarinder Singh, K Chandrasekar Rao, Uddhav Thackeray, Vijay Rupani, Nitish Kumar and YS Jagan Mohan Reddy. Karnataka was represented by its Deputy Chief Minister.

“Experts now say if we identify COVID-19 cases within 72 hours of onset, then infection slows right down to great extent,” PM Modi said. “Our experience thus far is that containment, contact tracing and surveillance are best weapons against COVID-19,” he said.

PM Modi also spoke about Home Minister Amit Shah’s experience in handling the state governments on the coronavius crisis in Delhi and nearby states.

During the meeting, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E Palaniswami the centre should fund 50 per cent of the value of RT-PCR tests finished detecting COVID-19 and also finance the procurement of high-end ventilators. His Punjab counterpart, Amarinder Singh, sought from PM Modi a liberal financial package to fill the revenue collection gap caused by the 19 pandemic.

On Monday, the Prime Minister had held a virtual meeting with Chief Ministers of six states – Assam, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Kerala – to review the flood situation there.

While Maharashtra has the very best number of COVID-19 cases, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh come second and third respectively.

Five states – Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh – reported the very best number of cases and deaths within the last 24 hours.

“The honourable PM had a video conference with 10 states, primarily because the active cases within the country is over 6.3 lakh. About 80 per cent of those active cases are in these 10 large states. He called the video conference to offer some valuable suggestions and remarks. Once these 10 states can control these active cases, once these 10 states control Covid, the country will had best ,” Karnataka Medical Education Minister Dr K Sudhakar said.

PM Modi’s last meeting with Chief Ministers to debate the coronavirus crisis was in June.

During yesterday’s meeting with Chief Ministers of flood-affected states, PM Modi raised concerns over rescue efforts amid the pandemic, saying that states must make sure that people follow all health precautions like wearing face masks, hand sanitization and maintaining an adequate physical distance. He said relief material should include provision for hand washing or sanitizing and face masks for the affected people.

India has recorded over 22.68 lakh coronavirus cases thus far, with 53,601 new cases within the last 24 hours. The recovery rate stood at 69.79 percent this morning.

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