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PM Modi to hold fifth interaction with CMs on Monday

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will interact with Chief ministers of various states on Monday afternoon as the nation-wide lockdown 3.0 is coming to an end on May 17.

“PM @narendramodi to hold the 5th meeting via video-conference with state Chief Ministers tomorrow afternoon at 3 PM,” PMO India tweeted. 

This will be the fifth meeting of the Prime Minister with chief ministers of various states ever since the outbreak of novel coronavirus in the country. 

As the country is gearing up for a graded-exit, the Prime minister meeting with the state chief ministers is likely to see discussion on resuming economic activities and tackling the pandemic in containment zones. 

During his fourth meeting with chief ministers on April 27, Modi said India is focusing on a two-pronged strategy aimed at saving lives as well as livelihood. 

As the number of Covid-19 cases continued to spike, Modi announced a 21-day nationwide lockdown with effect from March 25. The lockdown was later extended till May 3, which was further extended till May 17. 

The number of confirmed cases of Coronavirus positive cases in India has been rising sharply over the past two days. According to  the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare’s (MoHFW) data, there were 62,939‬ positive coronavirus cases in India as on Saturday 8 AM. Out of the total cases, 41,472 are active cases and 19,357 cured / discharged cases while the death toll was 2,109. 

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