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PM Modi to hold meeting with all CMs over Covid-19 situation today, Mamata to skip Covid-19
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PM Modi to hold meeting with all CMs over Covid-19 situation today, Mamata to skip

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 08 Apr 2021, 01:35 pm

New Delhi/IBNS: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Thursday hold a meeting with the Chief Ministers of all states and union territories over the current situation of Covid-19 in the country and the vaccination drive.

The meeting will be held via video conferencing.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will skip the meeting over her busy poll campaign schedule.

On her behalf, state Chief Secretary Alapan Bandyoadhyay will attend the meeting.

In a grim picture, India, which is witnessing a massive surge in Novel Coronavirus cases, on Thursday reported over 1.26 lakh fresh infections from across the vast country of 1.3 billion people.

In 24 hours between Wednesday and Thursday mornings, the country has reported 1,26,315 new cases taking the tally to 12,928,789.

In the same period, 685 Covid-19 patients have died taking the toll further up to 1,66,892.

The five most-affected states in the country are Maharashtra, Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.

Among the five, Maharashtra recorded the most number of cases (59,907) in the last 24 hours.