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PM Modi reviews Karnataka’s COVID situation

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Also holds meeting with CMs of other 10 states

BENGALURU:

Amid huge surge in Covid-19 positive cases, Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a virtual meeting with Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Friday. The meeting was also attended by Home Minister BS Bommai and Health Minister Dr K Sudhakar.

Yediyurappa tweeted: “Participated in a video conference held by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi with the Chief Ministers of various states and informed the the status and management of Covid in the state.”

The Prime Minister held a video conference meeting with chief ministers of 10 states with the most number of COVID-19 cases. The coronavirus cases, which have now clocked a daily total of over 3 lakh in the country.

Apart from Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa, Chief ministers of Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Kerala, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Delhi also attended the meeting.

Modi will hold a meeting with leading oxygen manufacturers in the country via video conference amid concerns expressed by some states that their supply of the life-saving gas is running short with a number of hospitals sending out SOS.

On Thursday, Karnataka registered another biggest single day spike of 25,795 new cases of COVID-19, and 123 related fatalities on Thursday, taking the total number of infections to 12,47,997 and the death toll to 13,885, the Health department said. The state had previously reported its biggest single day spike of 23,558 cases on Wednesday.

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