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PM Modi holds crucial meet with CM’s on Covid surge

India reported 35,871 fresh Covid-19 cases on Wednesday pushing the overall tally to 11,474,605, according to Worldometer.

The death toll from the deadly infection jumped to 159,249. Maharashtra reported as many as 23,179 new cases of coronavirus. The five most affected states by total cases are Maharashtra (2,370,507), Kerala (1,094,294), Karnataka (962,339), Andhra Pradesh (892,269), and Tamil Nadu (861,429).

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In a first such warning against an emerging second peak of Covid-19, Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday asked states to take quick and decisive steps to check the spread of the virus.

PM Modi also said that the states should focus on smaller towns as these places remain under the radar and can lead to an ‘outbreak-like situation.’ The meeting was not attended by West Bengal CM Mara Banerjee and Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel. While Didi reportedly conveyed that she was skipping the meet due to some pre-scheduled appointments. No message was released by Baghel administration. Interestingly, Didi di raise the issue of ‘free corona vaccine’ at a poll rally in Bengal. It coincided with the PM’s Covid meet.

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