PM emphasises on observing personal hygiene and social discipline in public places

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today emphasised on observing personal hygiene and social discipline in public places. He was reviewing the Covid 19 situationin the country here today.  The review meeting was attended by Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Member, NITI Aayog, Cabinet Secretary and other senior officials of Government of India. 

The Prime Minister took stock of the situation in various parts of the country and the preparedness of various States.  He said that the awareness about Covid should be disseminated widely and a continuous emphasis on preventing spread of the infection should be laid.  The Prime Minister stressed that there is no room for any complacency in this regard. 

The Prime Minister appreciated the concerted efforts of the Centre, State and local authorities in containing the pandemic situation in Delhi.  He further directed that similar approach should be adopted with other State Governments in containing the Covid-19 pandemic in entire NCR area. 

The successful example of surveillance and home based care through ‘Dhanvantri Rath’ in Ahmedabad was highlighted and it was directed that it may be emulated in other places.  Prime Minister also directed that real time national level monitoring and guidance should be provided to all affected States and places with high test positivity rate.

Meanwhile, the cumulative total number of recovered cases among COVID-19 patients has crossed the 5 lakh mark today. 5,15,385 COVID-19 patients have so far been cured and discharged.  The recovered cases outnumber the COVID-19 active cases by 2,31,978. With this progressively widening gap, the recovery rate has further improved to 62.78%. During the last 24 hours, 19,870 COVID-19 patients have been cured and discharged.  

There are 2,83,407 active cases and all are under medical supervision either in the central and state government hospitals for severe cases, and in home isolation for pre-symptomatic patients and those showing moderate symptoms.

So far, 1,13,07,002 samples have been tested through the collective public and private labs under ICMR’s diagnostic network of 1180 labs in the country.