Sources indicated that this was a calibrated evolution in the strategy in dealing with Covid-19. Guidelines to be issued on the extended lockdown through the PM’s address by Monday may see some relaxations.
After Mumbai and Pune, Indore in Madhya Pradesh has emerged as the biggest concern for the government, with the death toll in the financial capital of Madhya Pradesh doubling in three days to 26 on Friday at a fatality rate of more than 10%.
The PM and CMs will debate whether rural areas can be opened up or not today.
The ‘urban model’ exercise looks to “isolate, locate and clear” hotspots of infectious cases.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expecting to get the reports from states with their recommendations on Friday, ahead of the PM’s meeting with chief ministers on Saturday.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has indicated to party leaders that the lockdown may have to continue post April 14 and it looks difficult to lift the same given the COVID situation in the country.
After Bhilwara success, Rajasthan enlists half of hospitals for dealing with COVID from private sector
The Rajasthan government prepared the list following the Centre’s direction earlier this month to all states to earmark such facilities. As many as 27 private hospitals volunteered to join the fight against Covid-19 on the appeal of the chief minister while the rest are government hospitals and government medical colleges.
Each ministry has to identify 10 key moves and 10 priority focus areas for action. The cabinet approved a 30% cut in pay for all members of parliament and ministers, including the PM, for a year. PM Modi has tasked depts with drawing up urgent revival strategies.
Over 8,300 complaints were received on the platform ever since an empowered group of officers was set up under HRD Secretary Amit Khare to focus on the issue.
The PM’s conferencing with CMs, Saarc contemporaries, sportspersons and heads of embassies and high-commissions too were done using NIC’s video-conference service. It has a permanent setup at the PM’s residence and office and over 1,800 studios across the country including state and district capitals and union territories.
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