Amid a sudden rise of Covid-19 cases in various parts of the country, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has scheduled a meeting with all state chief ministers on Wednesday to discuss on the sudden spike and to review the ongoing nationwide vaccination drive that started in January, said sources.
The decision comes after a continue daily spikes of more than 20,000 cases.
The daily spikes recorded its highest of this year on Sunday with a caseload of 26,291 for the first time that has sparked fears of a second wave of Covid-19 in the country.
Whereas, on Monday it recorded 24,434 cases.
The meeting will take place virtually at noon on Wednesday and it will be the first meeting between the PM and the CMs after the launch of nationwide vaccination drive against the Covid-19 disease on January 16.
In the meeting the PM is likely to discuss the rising cases in the country and the ongoing immunization drive, said an official source. The PM may also stress upon to strictly adhere the Covid-19 guidelines including wearing of masks and social distancing, another official said.
In order to curb the new spread some states have restored lockdowns and restricted travelling. Whereas, cinema halls, restaurants, hotels and offices in Maharashtra will run on 50% occupancy till March 31 as of now.
Maharashtra is the epicenter of these sudden surges as more than 50% of the daily spikes are being reported from the state.