PM Modi will be having a meeting with CMs today that is, Wednesday March 17. The reason for the meeting is the Corona virus situation in the country. Since, the pandemic began there have been multiple lockdowns put into effect. People have tried to maintain social distance and incessantly praying for the disease to vanish.
On 15th of March, the country registered its highest number of infections in around 80 days. Reports suggest that 26,291 fresh cases came into light. This is a proof that there has been a surge in COVID-19 cases in India.
Maharashtra has been the worst hit state of the country with a record of 17,894 new cases in one day. These numbers are sparking anxiety and making people concerned about the future. PM will chair a meeting through video conference.
PM Modi and chief ministers of some states will talk about the current affairs of the country.
Besides the vaccine drive, there will be other matters to discuss about too. Prime Minister has used this medium to interact with officials since the pandemic first started spreading. It was in January 2021 when the prime minister last talked to the state chief ministers. They talked about the vaccine and how it should be released to public.
The Programme included frontliners and healthcare professionals for the first round of inoculation. But now, the vaccine drive is also covering people who are 60 years of age and those who are above 45 with some complications.
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