PM Modi discusses coronavirus situation with CMs: Highlights

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NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday held discussions with chief ministers and Lt governors of states and Union territories through video conference on ways to check the spread of novel coronavirus as thousands of fresh cases are being reported daily.
This is Modi's sixth interaction with the chief ministers since the outbreak of the deadly virus.
Here are the main highlights of what PM Modi said:
* Timing matters a lot in overcoming any crisis. Timely decisions helped in containing coronavirus spread in India
* When India's fight against Covid-19 will be analysed in future, this time will be remembered for how we worked together and served as an example of cooperative federalism
* Because of the efforts made in the last few weeks, green shoots have begun to be visible in our economy
* For us the death of even one Indian is unsettling but it is also true that India is one of the countries where there have been least deaths due to Covid-19
* To even think of stepping out without a mask or face cover is not right at present. ‘Do gaj ki doori’, hand-washing and use of sanitisers is of utmost importance. With markets opening and people stepping out, these precautions are even more important
* The recovery rate has gone above 50% in India
* In the last few weeks, thousands of Indians returned to India from abroad and hundreds of migrant workers reached their home towns. Almost all modes of transport have resumed operations, still the impact of Covid-19 has not been that huge in India as in other parts of the world
* Two weeks have passed since the Unlock 1.0, our experience during this time could be beneficial for us in future. Today I will get to know ground reality from you, your suggestions will help in chalking out future strategy
* The two-day virtual meet comes as the country witnesses an unabated spike in coronavirus cases.
* India registered over 10,000 Covid-19 cases for the fifth day in a row pushing the tally to 3,43,091 on Tuesday, while the death toll rose to 9,900 with 380 new fatalities.
* Chief ministers of Punjab, Kerala, Goa, Uttarakhand, Jharkhand, and those of the northeastern states among others are talking part in the meet. LGs and administrators of some Union territories are also attending Tuesday's brainstorming session.
* On Wednesday, Modi will interact with chief ministers of 15 states and the LG of Jammu and Kashmir.
* These are the states where coronavirus cases are on a much higher side and include Maharashtra, West Bengal, Delhi, Karnataka, Gujarat, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh.

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