Amid the worsening Covid situation in India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday announced that he will chair a high-level meeting to review the Covid-19 crisis and will not visit West Bengal.
Taking to his twitter handle the PM said he will not be able to visit Bengal. “Tomorrow will be chairing high-level meetings to review the prevailing COVID-19 situation. Due to that, I would not be going to West Bengal,” tweeted the prime minister.
According to his planned schedule, he will start his meeting at 9 am to review the situation, which will last at 10 am. Following this he will then be interacting with the Chief Ministers of worst affected states at 10 am.
Later after meeting with the chief ministers the PM will also hold a meeting with the leading producers of oxygen in the country at 12:30 pm through video conferencing.
Meanwhile, the prime minister who was scheduled to address four rallies in the four districts in West Bengal will address the people of the state virtually at 5 pm on Friday.
PM Modi has been consistently chairing meetings due to this rising spurt in Covid-19 cases since a month. Recently he has even addressed the nation on Tuesday.
In his address, he urged all the countrymen to follow the Covid appropriate behaviour to safeguard the country from the disaster. He asked states to choose lockdown as a last resort and to focus upon micro-containment zones.
India has been reporting world’s highest daily spikes by recording more than 3 lakh cases from last days. India has reported 3.32 lakh cases in last 24 hours taking the total registered cases to 1,59,30,965 cases in the country.