The Centre on Monday rushed 50 high-level public well being groups to Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh and Punjab – the three states the place excessive numbers of Covid-19 case have involved well being specialists and authorities, information company ANI reported. These groups will assist in management and containment measures, ANI additional reported.

This comes a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a high-level assembly on the Covid-19 scenario within the nation, which has deteriorated prior to now few weeks, and ordered Centre’s help to states the place the scenario has been significantly dangerous.

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During the assembly, PM Modi took inventory of the vaccination drive and the efforts to comprise the unfold of the illness. He additionally emphasised on making certain that Covid-19 protocols are adopted, and directed the officers to ensure folks observe Covid-appropriate behaviour.

On Monday, India recorded 1.03 lakh new instances, the highest-ever single-day spike for the reason that pandemic started. India is now solely the third nation after the US and Brazil to register a six-figure addition in Covid-19 instances in a single day.

According to the Union well being ministry, the surge is led by Maharashtra, which added 47,288 new instances in a 24-hour span, the state’s well being division mentioned in a bulletin on Monday night. This is marginally decrease than the 57,074 contemporary infections it reported on Sunday.

Besides Maharashtra, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat additionally recorded their highest-daily surge in Covid-19 infections on Sunday, the heath ministry mentioned.

Compared to 2020, the overall variety of optimistic instances of Covid-19 in India stood at 258 on March 20 final 12 months, whereas 43,846 new infections have been reported within the nation this 12 months on the identical date.

The Prime Minister has convened one other assembly with chief ministers and state well being ministers on Thursday. This shall be PM Modi’s second assembly on the difficulty in 5 days.

Union well being minister Harsh Vardhan will on Tuesday maintain a gathering with well being ministers of 11 states which were witnessing a surge in Covid-19 instances. The 11 states are Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab and Rajasthan.


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