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Narendra Modi to interact with state, district officials on COVID-19 management today

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to interact with field officials on Tuesday at 11 am from districts and states to speak about their experience in handling the coronavirus pandemic.

File Photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi (Source: PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi (Source: PTI)

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to interact with field officials on Tuesday at 11 am from districts and states to speak about their experience in handling the coronavirus pandemic.

As per the official statement issued by the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), officials from Karnataka, Bihar, Assam, Chandigarh, Tamil Nadu, Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh, Goa, Himachal Pradesh and Delhi will all be part of today’s meeting.

“Through their interaction with the Prime Minister, the officials will share some best practices, in addition to suggestions and recommendations for continuing our ongoing battle against COVID-19, especially in semi-urban and rural areas,” the statement said.

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The fight against coronavirus across various states and districts is being led at the cutting edge by field-level officials. Many of them have shown great initiative and come out with imaginative solutions.

“A better appreciation of such initiatives will help towards developing an effective response plan, targeted strategy implementation and support necessary policy interventions,” the PMO said.

India’s fight against COVID-19

India has so far administered more than 18.2 crore doses of the coronavirus vaccine, the data from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare showed on Monday. A total of 18,29,26,460 doses were given till 7 am on May 17, as per the data.

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Out of these, 6,91,211 doses were administered in the last 24 hours, a sharp fall from the previous day when a total of 17 lakh doses (17,33,232 ) were administered in India.

After recording more than 4-lakh COVID cases for four consecutive day till May 9, India reported more than 2,81,000 new infections in the last 24 hours. As per the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare the country recorded 2,81,386 new COVID-19 cases on Monday morning. A significant decrease of nearly 30,000 cases was seen from a previous day high of 3,11,170 infections on May 16. 

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