If COVID is Defeated in 10 States, The Country Will Win the Fight: PM Modi
GUWAHATI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on August 11 interacted with chief ministers and representatives of ten states through video conferencing to discuss the COVID-19 situation in the country.
The states present during the meeting were Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Maharashtra, Punjab, Bihar, Gujarat, Telangana, and Uttar Pradesh.
PM Modi told the chief ministers that there was a need to increase testing in states that have a low testing rate and a high positivity rate — particularly, Bihar, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, and Telangana.
“If we defeat COVID in these 10 states, then the country will also win,” ANI quoted the prime minister as saying.
“Today 80 percent of active cases in India are in these ten states. Hence, the role of all these states is very big in the fight against COVID-19," said PM Modi.
PM Modi added that experts were saying if a person was diagnosed within 72 hours, then the spread could be controlled to a great extent.
“So, it is important that all the people who come in contact with an infected person to get tested within 72 hours,” he said.