August 16, 2022

PM Modi chairs review meeting amid rising Covid cases | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a virtual meeting on Sunday to review the Covid-19 situation in the country as the Omicron variant of the virus fuels a surge in cases.
The meeting was attended by Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya along with the aviation secretary, home secretary, cabinet secretary, and chairman of the railway board.
Sunday’s meeting is the first one chaired by the PM since December 24. Since then, India has seen a massive spike in cases of both the Delta and Omicron variants.
According to Union health ministry data updated at 8am on Sunday, a total of 1,59,632 new coronavirus infections were reported in a single day, the highest in 224 days. The active cases have increased to 5,90,611, the highest in around 197 days.
On May 29 last year, India had logged 1,65,553 infections in a day.

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