PM Modi likely to hold Covid-19 review meet with chief ministers on Sept 23

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to hold a meeting with chief ministers of seven states next week to review the Covid-19 situation in the country.

“The meeting is likely to be held on September 23,” sources told news agency PTI.

Chief ministers of Maharashtra, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh among others are expected to attend the meeting, they said.

This meeting comes in the backdrop of Covid-19 cases breaching the 5.3-million mark in India on Saturday, according to the health ministry dashboard. As many as 85,619 people have died of the infection in the country.

PM Modi has regularly been holding these meetings to review the pandemic situation across the country with a focus on states and UTs where the infection is more widespread.

The last such meeting was held on August 11 and chief ministers and representatives of 10 most-affected states — Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Maharashtra, Punjab, Bihar, Gujarat, Telangana and Uttar Pradesh took part in it.

Source- HT