Coronavirus in India can be stopped if it is stopped in 10 states: PM Modi

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PM Modi during a meeting with CMs (Photo: Twitter)
PM Modi during a meeting with CMs (Photo: Twitter)

New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday held a meeting with the Chief Ministers of the states of India and claimed that the coronavirus can be stopped if the 10 states manage to stop the spread of COVID-19 infection. More than 80 per cent of active cases are from these states, he mentioned during his 7th such interaction with the heads of the states.

"A view has emerged that if we defeat coronavirus in 10 states, the nation will also win," the Prime Minister said during the virtual meet with Chief Ministers of 10 states.

The meeting comes days after nation has imposed Unlock 3 and can be seen removing several restrictions.

The Chief Ministers of Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Telangana, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and West Bengal attending the meeting which began at 11 AM.

On Monday, the Prime Minister had held a virtual meeting with Chief Ministers of six states - Assam, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Kerala - to review the flood situation there. 

Maharashtra continues to add maximum number of coronavirus cases in the nation.

India has recorded over 22.68 lakh coronavirus cases so far, with 53,601 new cases in the last 24 hours. The recovery rate stood at 69.79 per cent this morning.