Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a meeting with the chief ministers of 10 states on Tuesday, 11 August, to chart out a plan to tackle the rise in COVID-19 cases in the country.
The meeting was attended by chief ministers of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Maharashtra, Punjab, Bihar, Gujarat, Telangana, and Uttar Pradesh.
During his meeting with the chief ministers, PM Modi said that a view has emerged that if we defeat the coronavirus in 10 states, the nation will also win.
"“Experts now say if we identify COVID-19 cases within 72 hours of onset, then infection slows down to a great extent. Our experience so far is that containment, contact tracing and surveillance are most effective weapons against COVID-19.”" - Prime Minister Modi
“Every state is fighting the battle against the challenging situation arising due to COVID19 pandemic. Role of each and every state is very significant in overall control of the spread of the disease,” ANI quoted PM Modi as saying.
The PM added that the average fatality rate has been continuously decreasing while the recovery rate is increasing every day, this shows that measures being taken by us are in the right direction.
The meeting took place as the country recorded a spike of 53,601 coronavirus cases on Tuesday. The total number of cases stands at 22,68,675 and the death toll is 45,257. Among the 22,68,675 cases registered in India so far, close to 6.4 lakh cases are still active.
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