In India, 10,667 people tested positive for the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours taking the total tally to 3.43 LAKH. 380 people have died due to the virus in the past 24 hours taking the death toll to 9,900 and above.
The reportage of new cases saw a slight decrease as less than 11000 cases were recorded. India had been recording 11000 and above cases since the past two consecutive days.
In the wake of the rapid spread of the fatal virus, Prime Minsiter Narendra Modi has called on a meeting with heads of 21 states and UTs today. The meeting is scheduled at 3PM.
Another meeting will be held with the heads of 15 other states and UTs tomorrow so as to discuss the current scenario pertaining to the virus.
State governments feel, with the opening up of economic activity, the number of cases of coronavirus may increase. The 21 states, which are meeting PM Modi in the first round, have a total of more than 19,000 cases with over 130 deaths. State governments believe that while the situation is under some control, more testing should be conducted.
All union territories, northeast states, hill states like Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh and opposition-ruled states including Punjab, Jharkhand, Kerala and Chhattisgarh will meet Modi on Tuesday.
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