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PM Modi likely to hold video conference with CMs to discuss coronavirus

In his address to the nation on Thursday, Modi highlighted the scale of coronavirus' impact and noted that there is a view that India has averted the crisis and all is well.

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Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his address to the nation on coronavirus pandemic in New Delhi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his address to the nation on coronavirus pandemic in New Delhi

Prime Minister is likely to hold a video conference with chief ministers of various states on ways to deal with the novel outbreak.

Sources in the government said the video conference could take place on Friday evening.

The prime minister has been pitching for involvement of people and local authorities to check the spread of the virus.

In his address to the nation on Thursday, Modi highlighted the scale of coronavirus' impact and noted that there is a view that India has averted the crisis and all is well.
 

"This mindset is not correct. Complacency in respect of a global pandemic like is not appropriate. It is essential that each and every Indian remains alert and cautious," he said.

Studies of the countries hit by the pandemic have revealed that it exploded after a few days, and the number of people infected by it grew at a very rapid pace, he pointed out.

First Published: Thu, March 19 2020. 22:38 IST
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