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Coronavirus: PM Modi speaks to CMs of 7 states amid COVID-19, floods situation

PM Modi spoke to chief ministers of Bihar, Assam, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand

Coronavirus PM Modi speaks to CMs of 7 states amid COVID-19, floods situation
New Delhi, First Published Jul 20, 2020, 9:06 AM IST
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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday had a telephonic conversation with the chief ministers of seven states to take stock of the flood situation and also the management of the coronavirus in their respective states.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to the chief ministers Nitish Kumar (Bihar), Sarbananda Sonowal (Assam), YS Jagan Mohan Reddy (Andhra Pradesh), K Chandrasekhar Rao (Telangana), Edappadi K Palaniswami (Tamil Nadu), Jai Ram Thakur (Himachal Pradesh) and Trivendra Singh Rawat (Uttarakhand).

With the highest single-day spike of 38,902 cases reported in the last 24 hours, India's COVID-19 tally on Sunday reached 10,77,618, informed the Union health and family welfare ministry on Sunday.

The death toll has gone up to 26,816 with 543 fatalities reported in the last 24 hours.

The health ministry said the total number of cases includes 3,73,379 active cases and 6,77,423 patients have been cured/discharged/migrated.

Tamil Nadu is one of the key states where COVID-19 is spreading rapidly.

Modi spoke to the Uttarakhand CM to take stock of the servicemen who have contracted COVID-19. The PM asked the state government and Army officers to coordinate and ensure the proper treatment of soldiers.

Meanwhile, Assam and Bihar have been among the worst affected due to floods in the current monsoon season. The PM assured Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal of all support while dealing with the floods, which have claimed 84 lives so far this year.

Modi also enquired about the COVID-19 situation and the ongoing efforts to douse the raging blaze at Oil India’s Baghjan gas well.

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