Amid Surge In Omicron Cases, PM Modi Likely To Hold Meeting With CMs On COVID Situation On Thursday
New Delhi, Jan 11 (PTI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to hold a meeting with chief ministers over the COVID-19 situation on Thursday as the number of virus infections sees a surge due to its Omicron variant.
Over 1.68 lakh COVID-19 cases have been reported in the country in the last 24 hours, according to the Health Ministry.
Fresh curbs have been imposed in various parts of the country to check the spread of the highly transmissible virus.
India has been witnessing a surge in Omicron cases as 4,461 cases have been reported in the country so far. Maharashtra has reported maximum 1,247 Omicron cases, followed by Rajasthan (645), Delhi (546), Karnataka (479), Kerala (350), Uttar Pradesh (275), Gujarat (236) and Tamil Nadu (185), according to the Health Ministry data updated on Tuesday (11 January).
Reviewing the Covid situation at a high-level meeting on Sunday, Modi had called for ensuring adequate health infrastructure at the district level and accelerating the vaccination drive for adolescents in mission mode.
The precaution vaccination drive for healthcare and frontline workers besides those over 60 years of age with comorbidities has also started. Vaccination remains among the most effective means to fight Covid, Modi had said.
The prime minister has held numerous meetings with chief ministers to spearhead India's response to the disease since its outbreak in 2020.
(With inputs from PTI)
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