Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday asked the Chief Ministers of the North-eastern states to focus on micro containment zones to tide over Covid-19 crisis.
The northeastern states have witnessed a recent spike in Covid-19 cases, despite a decrease in the number of cases across India. The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said that around 80% of the Covid-19 cases in India at the moment are being witnessed from 90 districts. As many as 14 of them are from the northeast.
Today's meeting was attended by the Chief Ministers of Assam, Nagaland, Tripura, Sikkim, Manipur, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh and Mizoram via video conferencing.
Meanwhile, India reported 37,154 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, informed the Union Health Ministry on Monday. India's active caseload of COVID-19 cases is at 4,50,899. The active cases constitute 1.46 per cent of the total cases.