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Prime Minister Narendra Modi holds meeting of Empowered Groups to review preparedness on COVID-19 response

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday chaired a joint meeting of the Empowered Groups constituted for planning and ensuring implementation of COVID-19 response activities in the country.

In a series of tweets, the Prime Minister wrote that, he reviewed countrywide preparedness regarding availability of hospitals, proper isolation and quarantine facilities as well as disease surveillance, testing and critical care training.

He also directed the concerned groups and officials to ensure sufficient production, procurement and availability of all essential medical equipment such as PPEs, masks, gloves and ventilators.

The number of coronavirus cases in India crossed 3,000 mark on Saturday. According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), the total number of people affected by the coronavirus stood at 3,072 with 2,784 active cases, 212 discharged / cured and one migrated. Death toll due to coronavirus pandemic in India rose to 75 as on Saturday.

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