Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a high-level meeting to review the ongoing efforts to contain COVID-19.
Ways to further strengthen India’s preparedness were discussed. This includes further enhancing testing facilities.
Prime Minister emphasised on actively engaging with individuals, local communities and organisations in chalking our mechanisms to fight the COVID-19 menace. He also urged officials and technical experts to deliberate on the steps to be taken next.
Prime Minister expressed gratitude to all those at the forefront of combating COVID-19 including the various State Governments, medical fraternity, paramedical staff, armed and paramilitary forces, those associated with the aviation sector, municipal staff and others.
PM Narendra Modi will address the nation on 19th March 2020 at 8 pm, during which he will talk about issues relating to COVID-19 and the efforts to combat it.
(With inputs from PTI)