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PM Modi to CMs: The COVID-19 Challenge Is Not Over; Focus on Vaccinating Children

On Wednesday, the Prime Minister held a video conference with chief ministers to discuss the evolving COVID-19 situation in the country

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INDIA: On Wednesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi warned that the threat posed by COVID-19 is still present and that the country should be wary about Omicron sub-variants.

On Wednesday, the Prime Minister held a video conference with chief ministers to discuss the evolving COVID-19 situation in the country.

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Mamata Banerjee of West Bengal, Bhupesh Baghel of Chhattisgarh, and Bhagwant Mann of Punjab were the chief ministers who attended.

PM Modi stated that the government’s objective is to have all eligible children vaccinated as soon as possible and that specific programs will be held in schools.

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“Our scientists and experts are continuously monitoring the national and global situation. We have to work on their suggestions with a pre-emptive, pro-active, and collective approach,” he said.

According to the prime minister, despite managing the COVID-19 crisis better than other countries, many states are seeing an increase in infections. He also advocated for greater collaboration between the states and the federal government and an emphasis on improving the country’s medical infrastructure.

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He praised the country’s vaccination drive, saying it’s a source of pride that 96 percent of the adult population has received the first dosage.

“It’s a matter of pride for every citizen that 96 percent of our adult population has been vaccinated with the first dose of the vaccine and 85 percent of the eligible population above 15 years of age inoculated with the second dose of COVID-19 vaccine,” he added.

Stopping the virus at the source has always been a priority for us, and it should continue to be so today.

“We must equally successfully implement our Test, Track, and Treat plan. A 100 percent RT-PCR test for patients admitted to hospitals with significant influenza illnesses is required.”

According to data released by the Union Health Ministry on Wednesday, India registered 2,927 new infections in a single day, bringing the total number of cases to 4,30,65,496 and the active caseload to 16,279, bringing the total number of instances to 4,30,65,496. The death toll has risen to 5,23,654 with 32 more deaths, according to figures updated at 8 a.m.

Sixteen districts in the country have a positive rate of more than 10%, with more than 100 ongoing cases in five states. Delhi accounts for about a quarter of all active cases in the country.

Apart from Delhi, Kerala, Haryana, and Karnataka are the states with the highest number of instances.

Also Read: Indian Government Recommends Emergency Use Authorization for Corbevax Vaccine for Children Aged 5-11

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