New Delhi: The Prime Minister Narendra Modi is reviewing the Covid situation with high-level officials. All senior officers including Cabinet Secretary, Principal Secretary to PM, Health Secretary, Dr Vinod Paul are participating in the meeting.
In some states there is a spike in cases and in the last 24 hours, the overall caseload soared to 1,24,85,509 with 513 new deaths, the death toll surged to 1,64,623. Of the 513 deaths reported on Saturday, 277 of them from Maharashtra, which included 78 previously unaccounted deaths.
Punjab reported 49 deaths. Chhattisgarh recorded its highest-ever daily case count of 5,818. Active cases are nearing seven lakh now.
The situation in Maharashtra is going from bad to worse with the number of cases going up.
The Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray warned of a possible lockdown in the state, he held separate meetings with various stakeholders on Saturday to build consensus on restrictions that he said had to be imposed to break the chain of transmission of Covid-19.
Thackeray held meetings with senior journalists, gym and multiplex owners as well as people from the Marathi drama and film industry.