• Harsh Vardhan’s assembly comes on the backdrop of what consultants name a second wave of Covid-19 within the nation and the assessment assembly held between the Prime Minister and senior officers on Sunday.
By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

PUBLISHED ON APR 05, 2021 04:57 PM IST

Union minister Harsh Vardhan will chair a gathering with well being ministers of 11 states and union territories on Tuesday to debate the present Covid-19 state of affairs within the nation, information company ANI reported.

The assembly comes within the backdrop of the spike in the number of every day cases reported throughout the nation. India reported 103,558 fresh infections on Monday, the very best for the reason that starting of the pandemic, taking the nationwide tally to 12,589,067.

Two days in the past, Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a assessment assembly with officers the place he mentioned measures to cut back the variety of instances in badly-hit states like Maharashtra, Punjab and Chhattisgarh. PM Modi additionally requested officers to implement the technique of testing, tracing, remedy, and following Covid-appropriate behaviour and vaccination with seriousness with a purpose to curb the unfold of the pandemic.

At PM’s review meeting, it was identified that extreme complacency in following Covid-19 preventative measures similar to utilizing masks and social distancing coupled with pandemic fatigue and lack of correct implementation of containment measures may have led to this main spike within the variety of instances. It was additionally highlighted that 10 states are contributing greater than 90% instances and associated fatalities.

India’s every day caseload dropped after September 17 final 12 months and the gradual decline continued for 5 months earlier than the present surge, which consultants have described because the ‘second wave’. Maharashtra has contributed to the spike with 57,074 recent infections together with Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Punjab, all of which reported highest-surge in every day Covid-19 infections. The Maharashtra authorities on Sunday introduced weekend lockdown in your complete state and ordered closure of personal workplaces, asking workers of such corporations to work at home.

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