Need to implement blocking more strictly in some states: Amit Shah

NEW DELHI: Union Minister of the Interior Amit Shah On Thursday, he spoke about the need to implement the blockade more strictly in some states.

The Union Interior Minister spoke about the need to implement the blockade more strictly in some states and the importance of effective implementation at the district level of the guidelines issued by the Center, said a statement from the Prime Minister's Office (PMO).

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Interior Minister Shah interacted with top state ministers on Thursday via videoconferencing and discussed ways and means to combat the COVID-19 threat.

The Union Health Secretary informed dignitaries of the increase in a number of cases in India, the spread of Markaz cases, preparations to address medical cases stemming from the further spread of the virus and the need to break the chain of transmission in districts with a high number of confirmed cases, the press release said.

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The Union Defence Minister, Health Minister, Principal Secretary, Cabinet Secretary, Home Secretary, and DG, ICMR also participated in the interaction. Along with the Chief Ministers, the Home Minister, Health Minister, Chief Secretary, and Health Secretary of the respective states also attended the video conference of Prime Minister with chief ministers of state on Thursday.

Prime Minister Modi praised how all the States have worked together as a team to check the spread of the virus.

However, he warned that the global situation is still far from satisfactory and reported on speculation about a possible second wave of spread of the virus in some countries.

Prime Minister Modi outlined that the common goal for the country is to ensure minimum loss of life.

Over the next few weeks, testing, tracing, isolation and quarantine should continue to be the focus areas, he said while stressing the need to maintain the supply of essential medical products, the availability of raw materials for drug manufacturing. and medical equipment.