Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is chairing a meeting of high-level officials on Sunday to review the recent uptick of coronavirus cases as well as the nationwide vaccination drive, ANI reported.
India recorded 93,249 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, with which its overall caseload soared to 1,24,85,509. Meanwhile, with 513 new deaths, the death toll surged to 1,64,623.Of the 513 deaths reported on Saturday, 277 of them from Maharashtra and Punjab reported 49 deaths. Chhattisgarh recorded its highest-ever daily case count of 5,818.
A day after Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray warned of a possible lockdown in the state, The Indian Express reported.
Thackeray held consultations with senior journalists, gym and multiplex owners as well as people from the Marathi drama and film industry.