Can win Covid battle nationally whether it is gained in 10 states: PM Modi

Aditi Tandon

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, August 11

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday stated the battle in opposition to COVID-19 might be gained nationally whether it is gained in 10 highest burden states of Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Punjab, Gujarat, Maharashtra, UP, Bihar and West Bengal.

Speaking to the Chief Ministers of those states nearly, the PM suggested them to work in the direction of bringing the demise charge from COVID under 1 per cent even because the nationwide case fatality dropped under 2 per cent for the primary time at the moment.

These states account for 80 per cent of all lively COVID instances in India as of at the moment and 81 per cent of all deaths. 

India has 6,39,929 lively instances as of Tuesday and 45,257 deaths. 

Recoveries have improved to 15,83,489 with the restoration charge surging to 69.80 per cent.

The PM at the moment requested CMs of the above states to concentrate on containment, contact tracing and surveillance as these have been the simplest weapons within the struggle in opposition to COVID.

The PM additionally requested the CMs of the above states to make sure testing of contacts of all constructive instances inside 72 hours to scale back the burden of illness and fatality and to decrease the mortality charge under 1 per cent.

Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan stated, “The PM informed the states that efficient outcomes lively containment and surveillance have been potential as proven by the progress made by Delhi and its satellite tv for pc cities within the NCR together with Ghaziabad, Gautam Buddha Nagar, Jhajjar, Gurugram, Faridabad, Sonepat.

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