Prime Minister Narendra Modi will interact with Prime Ministers on Wednesday on the new COVID-19 situation in the country through video conferencing. Ahead of various festivals, Prime Minister Modi on Sunday urged the public to be aware of the threat of COVID-19. He also asked people to follow COVID-appropriate behaviors such as wearing masks and often washing hands.
“PM Modi will interact with CMs about the Covid-related situation in the country through video conferencing at 12 noon,” said an official, as quoted by the news agency PTI.
During his monthly Mann Ki Baat radio broadcast, Modi said in the coming days of the Eid festival that Akshaya Tritiya, the birthday of Bhagwan Parashuram and Vaishakh Budh Purnima will be celebrated.
“All these festivals are festivals of restraint, purity, charity and harmony. Pre-greetings to you all on the occasion of these festivals. Celebrate these festivals with great cheerfulness and harmony,” Modi had said.
“In the midst of all this, you also need to be aware of coronavirus. Wearing a mask, washing your hands at regular intervals, whatever the necessary precautions are for prevention, continue to follow them,” the prime minister had stressed.
On Wednesday morning, the country reported 2,927 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of infections to 4,30.65,496. According to the Union Ministry of Health, the number of active cases increased to 16,279. Meanwhile, the country also reported 32 deaths within the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of covid-related deaths to 5,23,654.