New Delhi, Jan 13: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Held a virtual meeting with the Chief Ministers on Thursday to review the COVID situation in their respective states.
During the meeting, PM Modi urged the CMs to be alert about the rapidly spreading Omicron Variant and at the same time advised them to avoid panic.
“Compared to previous variants Omicron is rapidly spreading…it’s more transmissible…Our health experts are assessing the situation. It’s clear that we have to stay alert, but also ensure to avoid panic” said PM Modi during the meeting with states over the COVID situation.
“Rs 23,000 crores package allocated by the Centre to states has been utilized well with many states strengthening their health infrastructure. Centre & states need to follow this pre-emptive, collective, and proactive approach this time too” PM Modi added.
The prime minister has held numerous meetings with chief ministers to spearhead India’s response to the disease since its outbreak in 2020.
Meanwhile, India recorded 2,47,417 new coronavirus infections, the highest in 236 days, informed the Union Health Ministry.
The active case load in the country currently stand at 11.17 lakh while a total of 84,825 people have recovered from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, pushing the total recovery to 3.47 crore.