Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday held a video conference with chief ministers to discuss the situation arising due to the coronavirus pandemic in the country.
PM Modi sought suggestions of the CMs on lockdown extension based on the current situation in their respective states. He also lauded the joint efforts of CMs to ensure lockdown rules are followed adding that the lockdown has been helpful in tackling the spread of novel coronavirus.
At present the total cases in the country reached 27892, including 6184 cured/discharged/migrated and 872 deaths. In past 24 hours, 1,396 new cases of coronavirus and 48 deaths were reported. The total number of cases in Maharashtra, the worst affected state by Covid-19, has risen to 8068 with 342 deaths.The coronavirus pandemic has now infected nearly 28,000 people in India as the nation enters the last week of the world’s largest lockdown.
Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb in his tweet said “Took part in the video conference with PM Shri Narendra Modi ji & other CMs. Listened & noted the instructions given by Honble PM to strengthen our fight against COVID-19. Together we shall overcome this crisis soon under the leadership of PM Narendra Modi ji”.