HM Amit Shah will review worsening COVID -19 situation in Delhi with LG, CM tomorrow ahead of PM’s virtual meet with all CMs next week.

Amit Shah to hold meeting with Delhi LG, CM on COVID-19 situation in capital

WITH  COVID -19 cases zooming in India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will interact with the Chief Ministers of all States and Union territories on 16th and 17th  June through video conferencing seeking their views on unlocking India 1. On 16th June, the Prime Minister will interact with 21 States and Union Territories – Punjab, Assam, Kerala, Uttrakhand, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Tripura, Himachal, Chandigarh, Goa, Manipur, Nagaland, Ladakh, Puducherry, Arunachal, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Dadra, Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu, Sikkim and Lakshadweep, says AIR.PM will interact with 15 States and Union Territories- Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Delhi, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal, Karnataka, Bihar, Andhra Pradesh, Haryana, Jammu And Kashmir, Telangana and Odisha on the next day. This will be the sixth meeting of the Prime Minister with the Chief Ministers since the announcement of nationwide lockdown on March 25. The country is under the fifth phase of the lockdown which entails much more relaxations than the previous ones. Under Unlock 1.0, the Centre and State Governments have eased several restrictions for the convenience of public and businesses to ensure that economic activities gather momentum. Cabinet Secretary has held a meeting with Chief Secretaries of all the states and advised them to focus on containment, testing and tracing, health infrastructure up-gradation and community engagement for effective management of COVID-19. Meanwhile, Maharashtra and  Delhi where is yet to be brought under control have announced not to extend lockdown beyond June 30. The Delhi High Court has directed the AAP government and the Centre to increase the number of beds and ventilators for COVID-19 patients. The direction was issued by a bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan after the Delhi government informed it that till June 9 there were 9,179 beds for COVID-19 patients in the city and out of that 4,914 were occupied and remaining were available. The Delhi government also told the bench that total 569 ventilators were available, out of which 315 were being utilised and remaining are available. “Considering the gravity of the situation, we hereby direct the respondents (Centre and Delhi government) to increase the number of the beds for COVID-19 patients and also try to increase the number of ventilators so that all COVID patients in need can get these facilities,” the bench said in its order which was passed on June 11 but made available on Saturday. Union Home Minister Amit Shah will hold a meeting with Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and others on Sunday to discuss the COVID-19 situation in the national capital. The meeting comes in the wake of rising cases of the coronavirus in Delhi which reached 36,000 and the pandemic so far claimed more than 1,200 lives in the capital.

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