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PM Modi dials 4 CMs to review Covid-19 situation in their states

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday spoke to the Chief Ministers of four state including Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh to discuss the Covid situation in their respective states.

On Saturday, PM Modi dialed Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, Tamil Nadu CM MK Stalin, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and Himachal Pradesh CM Jairam Thakur and discussed the Covid situation in their states. In separate phone calls, PM Modi assured all possible help to the Covid-hit states.

With 54,022 new cases and 898 Covid death on Friday, Maharashtra is among the 10 states that account for close to 72% of the new Covid-19 cases reported in a day, the Union Health Ministry said on Friday.

The conversation between the Prime Minster Narendra Modi and Shiv Sena chief Udhav Thakeray took place on a day when the letter wrote to the Centre, seeking permission to develop a separate application for Covid vaccination in the state. He wrote the letter following complaints of frequent glitches in CoWIN registration platform.

After the talk with PM Modi, Madhya Pradesh’s CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan tweeted that he updated PM Modi on the state’s continuously decreasing positivity rate and rapidly rising recovery rate. He also spoke with the Prime Minister about the state government’s measures to combat the virus, including the Janata Curfew.

Madhya Pradesh added another 11,708 Covid cases in the last 24 hours, pushing the total tally to over 6.49 lakh.

Similarly, the Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister said he updated the Prime Minister on what the state government is doing to provide oxygen to Covid patients, the status of hospital beds and the vaccination drive.

Himachal reported 4,177 Covid-19 cases on Friday, pushing its total caseload to over 1.22 lakh. 56 Covid patients died in the last 24 hours.

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PM Modi has been interacting with CMs and Lieutenant Governors over the telephone for the last couple of days and discussing the pandemic situation in their states/UTs. In the last three days, PM Modi has spoken with 10 Chief Ministers and two Lieutenant Governors to take stock of their states and union territories are dealing with the pandemic.

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