Modi holds key meeting on Covid situation

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today chaired a key meeting to review the coronavirus pandemic situation in the country.

The meeting comes as India’s Covid-19 tally breached the 15 million mark on Monday amid worries that the surge could be the result of Covid-19 variants.

It has also been attributed to the laxity in following protocols after the government relaxed the Covid-19 induced restrictions enforced after the first wave last year.

On Sunday, Modi reviewed the Covid situation in Varanasi, his Lok Sabha constituency, and stressed on the need for vaccination for people over 45 years of age.

According to a statement, Modi emphasised on implementing ‘tracking, tracing and testing’, saying this has to be fully followed to check the virus’ spread in the same manner the first wave was curbed. The Prime Minister also asked the administration to ensure that preventive measures like social distancing and the use of masks are practised.