PM Modi was addressing chief ministers of 10 states (Karnataka was represented by deputy CM) in a video conference session. He said that “the target of bringing down the fatality rate below 1% can be achieved soon.”
These states have contributed 80 per cent of India’s total number of coronavirus cases so far. These states are Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Maharashtra, Punjab, Bihar, Gujarat, Telangana, and Uttar Pradesh.
He said that India needs “to follow a new mantra – all those who have come in contact with an infected person should be traced and tested within 72 hours.”
PM Modi has said that India will win the ongoing battle against Covid-19 if the “infection is defeated in these ten states”.
He said: “80% of active cases are from 10 states, if the virus is defeated here, the entire country will emerge victorious.”