PM To Chair All-Party Meet On Friday To Discuss COVID-19 Situation

NEW DELHI:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold an all-party meeting on Friday morning to discuss the coronavirus situation in the country, sources said. This is the second all-party meeting called by the government on coronavirus, which has affected over 94 lakh people across India, since the beginning of the pandemic.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Home Minister Amit Shah, Health Minister Harsh Vardhan, and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi are likely to attend the meeting, sources said, adding that the Parliamentary Affairs Ministry has reached out to floor leaders of all the parties.
While India has logged the second-highest number of cases in the world after the United States, it is one of the countries with the lowest deaths per million population globally, the Health Ministry said this morning.
More than 88 lakh Covid patients have recovered and nearly 1.3 lakh deaths linked to Covid have been registered since the first case was reported from Kerala on January 30.
Amid  a global race to find a Covid vaccine, the Prime Minister on Saturday visited the county’s top vaccine hubs to personally review the development of coronavirus vaccine and the manufacturing process. (AGENCY)