Timely decisions helped a lot in containing coronavirus in India: PM Narendra Modi at meeting with CMs, Lt Governors | Top points to know
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday held discussions with chief ministers and Lt governors of 21 states and union territories via video conference on ways to check the spread of novel coronavirus as thousands of fresh cases are being reported daily.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday held discussions with chief ministers and Lt Governors of 21 states and Union territories via video conferencing on ways to check the spread of novel coronavirus as thousands of fresh cases are being reported daily. This is PM Modi's sixth interaction with chief ministers since the outbreak of the deadly virus. The two-day virtual meet comes as the country witnesses an unabated spike in coronavirus cases.
PM Modi during the meeting with CMs of 21 states and UTs via VC said, "2 weeks have passed since Unlock 1, our experience during this time could be beneficial for us in future. Today I will get to know ground reality from you, your suggestions will help in chalking out future strategy."
"In last few weeks, thousands of Indians returned to India from abroad and hundreds of migrant workers reached their home towns. Almost all modes of transport have resumed operations, still COVID 19 impact has not been that huge in India as in other parts of world. The recovery rate has gone above 50% in India," PM Modi said.
"Timing matters a lot in overcoming any crisis, and timely decisions have helped a lot in containing coronavirus in India," PM Modi said.
PM added, "For us the death of even 1 Indian is unsettling but it is also true that India is one of the countries where there have been least deaths due to COVID 19."
"To even think of stepping out without a mask or face cover is not right at present. ‘Do gaj ki doori’, hand-washing and use of sanitisers is of utmost importance. With markets opening and people stepping out, these precautions are even more important."
"When India's fight against COVID-19 will be analysed in future, this time will be remembered for how we worked together and served as an example of cooperative federalism. And, because of the efforts made in the last few weeks, green shoots have begun to be visible in our economy," PM said.
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