Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a sixth review meeting with the Chief Minister of 21 states and UTs through video conference on Tuesday on COVID-19 crises discussed the strategies and plans from the state.
The meeting was held between Chief Minister of Punjab, Assam, and all other northeastern states and UTs.
PM Modi will hold a separate interaction Wednesday for CMs from states such as Maharashtra, Delhi, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, and others, which are seeing a spurt in cases and death numbers.
PM said that â€œthe timely decisions helped in containing coronavirus in India. Because of the efforts made in the last few weeks, green shoots have begun to be visible in our economyâ€.
He urged people to use face masks and said that â€œTo even think of stepping out without a mask or face cover is not right at present. â€˜Do gaj ki dooriâ€™, hand-washing & use of sanitisers are utmost importance. With markets opening & people stepping out, these precautions are even more importantâ€
He said that â€œFor us the death of even 1 Indian is unsettling but it is also true that India is one of the countries where there have been least deaths due to COVID19â€.
The recovery rate has gone above 50% in India.
Speaking about migrant people he said â€œIn the last few weeks, thousands of Indians returned to India from abroad & hundreds of migrant workers reached their home towns. Almost all modes of transport have resumed operations; still, COVID19 impact has not been that huge in India as in other parts of the worldâ€.
â€œ2 weeks have passed since Unlock 1.0 our experience during this time could be beneficial for us in the future. Today I will get to know ground reality from you, your suggestions will help in chalking out future strategyâ€ he added.
PM Modi will meet with the Chief Ministers of the 15 worst-affected states like Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Delhi, and Gujarat tomorrow.