The review meeting was conducted to discuss corona related situation.
During his address, PM said, "The average fatality rate has been continuously decreasing while the recovery rate is increasing every day, this shows that measures being taken by us are in the right direction." "Experts are saying now that if within 72 hours, a person is diagnosed, then the spread can be controlled to a great extent.
So, it is important that all the people who come in contact with an infected person must be tested within 72 hours," he added.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a high-level virtual meeting with Chief Ministers and Health Ministers of seven COVID-19 high burden (States/UT Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Delhi and Punjab) to review response and management. While addressing in the meeting, PM Modi said, "There are more than 700 districts in the country but only 60 districts in 7 states are a cause of worry." "I suggest CMs to hold virtual conference with people at district/block level for 7 days. We have to learn from the best practices from across the states," PM Modi added.
Farmers intensified their protests across the country on Friday. Several roads were blocked by the protesting farmers. Farmers in Uttar Pradesh occupied the streets and several political parties joined the protests. Congress workers, AAP, Samajwadi Party workers joined protesting farmers. Delhi-Noida border was blocked due to the protest. Farmers in Tamil Nadu’s Trichy were seen protesting with skulls and chains. Farmers sat outside the collector’s office. Protest intensified in Punjab as farmers gathered in large numbers. Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal, along with Harsimrat Kaur Badal, was seen holding a tractor rally. Watch the full video for more details.
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Several fish were found dead in Saravana Poigai pond of Thiruparankundram Murugan Temple in Madurai. MLA from Thiruparankundram Constituency, Dr P Saravanan MD said, "Temple authority says it may be due to the lack of the oxygen and plastic in the pond. But I personally believe that if it happened suddenly, it creates suspicion. Water should be sent for analysis. The police personnel should investigate the matter."
Farmers from National South Indian River Interlinking Farmers' Association staged protest against farm bills on September 25. They sat outside Collector's office in Tamil Nadu's Trichy with human skulls, chained hands and nooses around their necks. A nation-wide protest is observed in wake of farm bills passed in Parliament.
On September 25, a nation-wide protest is observed in wake of farm bills passed in Parliament. Farmers, under aegis of Bharatiya Kisan Union and Revolutionary Marxist Party of India (RMPI), blocked Amritsar-Delhi National Highway near Phillaur in Punjab. Similarly, members of Karnataka State Farmers' Association held protest near Bommanahalli on Karnataka-Tamil Nadu highway. Police personnel deployed in the area to ensure law and order is maintained and COVID safety norms are followed during protest.
The farmers continued to burn stubble in Punjab's Verka. The stubble burning practice every year deteriorates air quality of Punjab and its adjoining states. A farmer said, "Punjab govt didn't fulfil its promise of compensation of Rs 2500, so we have to burn stubble in strain." Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority (EPCA) had also written to chief secretaries of Punjab, Haryana to control cases of stubble burning.
Former Maharashtra Chief Minister and BJP's Bihar Polls in-charge Devendra Fadnavis on September 25 said that the people of the state have faith in Prime Minister Narendra Modi and also in Nitish Kumar governance, which has worked for the benefit of the people. "For the 1st time such a large exercise is to be held in world during COVID. People of Bihar have faith in Modi ji, also govt under Nitish Kumar ji and Sushil Modi ji has worked for people. It'll be re-elected," said Fadnavis.
A 33-year-old woman patient allegedly went missing from COVID-19 jumbo hospital in Maharashtra's Pune. Patient's kin staged protest against hospital authorities. Her mother said, "My daughter has been missing since August 29.The hospital authorities say she was never admitted to the hospital. I have lodged police complaint."
BJP general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya on September 24 slammed Chief Minister of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee over latter's criticism against the farm bills. He said the West Bengal CM is opposing the agriculture bills because all 'cut money people' (middlemen) will vanish due to these farm reforms. "I want to assure the farmers of the state that this bill will prohibit the exploitation of farmers," he added.