Prime Minister Narendra Modi today spoke with Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on the phone amd discussed the coronavirus situation in the state, government sources said.
Maharashtra, the state hardest hit by the pandemic since last year, is among the states seeing a plateauing of fresh infections, the Union Health Minsirtry had said on Friday. The state logged 54,022 new cases in the last 24 hours. 898 Covid patients died in the same period.
The conversation between the Prime Minster and the Chief Minister took place on a day when Mr Thackeray wrote to the centre, seeking permission to develop a separate app for Covid vaccination in the state. He wrote the letter following complaints of frequent glitches in CoWIN registration platform.
Maharashtra is among the 10 states that account for close to 72 per cent of the new COVID-19 cases reported in a day, the Union Health Ministry said on Friday.
PM Modi also spoke with Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur today to take stock of how the state is dealing the pandemic.