Modi holds video conference with Chief Ministers on coronavirus

Tamilnadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami attending a video conference chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi today.

Chennai/New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today held a video conference with all Chief Ministers to discuss ways to check the spread of coronavirus.

Contact tracing of those feared to be exposed to the deadly virus and isolation of those who test positive of the virus were among the things discussed in the meeting, sources said.

Issues such as spread of coronavirus, movement of migrants, availability of essentials and contact tracing of Tablighi Jamat participants were also discussed.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Home Minister Amit Shah and top bureaucrats were present along with the Prime Minister. Tamilnadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami took part in the discussion from the State Secretariat in Chennai.

This is for the second time the Prime Minister held a video conference with the Chief Ministers after the spread of coronavirus, and the first after the 21-day lockdown came into force.

On 20 March also he had interacted with the CMs. The lockdown was enforced on 24 March. According to the Health Ministry, death toll due to coronavirus touched 50 today. Total number of positive cases has risen to 1,965 in the country.



NT Bureau