New Delhi: As a number of states are witnessing a fresh spike in coronavirus cases, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to meet with chief ministers and other representatives of 8 states and union territories via video conferencing on Tuesday to review the COVID-19 situation and discuss the vaccine distribution strategy. Also Read - Coronavirus: Biden To Reinstate COVID-19 Travel Restrictions Lifted by Trump, Says White House Official
As per updates, the leaders who would attend the meeting include Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee among others. Also Read - Farmers From 21 Maharashtra Districts Rally At Mumbai's Azad Maidan, Sharad Pawar to Address | LIVE
From the time the lockdown was announced, PM Modi has held several virtual meetings with states over the coronavirus situation. Also Read - Will Quit if Centre Brings Law Allowing Only One Member of Family in Politics: Mamata’s Nephew Abhishek Banerjee
PM Modi is also expected to discuss with the states the cause for a surge in daily Covid numbers and the countermeasures planned to stem virus growth.
He will start the review meeting at 10:30 AM. In the first half, he will interact with the chief ministers of the eight worst-affected states and Union Territories and in the second half, he will hold a discussion with the chief ministers and L-G’s of all the states and UTs on vaccine delivery.
However, the main focus of the review meeting is likely to be the development of a mechanism for efficient delivery of vaccine and identification of priority beneficiaries.
The meeting of the PM with the CMs comes at a time when India’s coronavirus tally crossed the 91 lakh-mark with 44,059 fresh COVID-19 infections reported in a day.