Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a meeting with the Chief Ministers via video conferencing to assess the health situation across the nation amid the rising COVID-19 cases in the country.
Apart from the Prime Minister and senior officials of the Prime Minister's Office, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya, and officials from their respective Ministries are also present at the meeting.
As per sources, Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan briefed the situation of COVID, the extent of vaccination, especially the booster drive, and the trajectory of cases in certain states.
In the past, PM Modi has held several meetings with the Chief Ministers, and even District Magistrates, to understand the situation on the ground.
India recorded 2,483 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours. The active caseload is 15,636, while the positivity rate is 0.55 per cent, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare bulletin.
Prime Minister Modi on Sunday's Mann Ki Baat radio broadcast urged people to stay alert for COVID-19 during the festival season. He also advised them to wear masks and wash their hands at regular intervals to keep COVID at bay.