Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold a review meeting with district magistrates (DMs) of over 40 districts having low Covid-19 vaccination coverage on Wednesday. The Chief Ministers of these states will also be present at the meeting.

“The Prime Minister will interact with District Magistrates of over 40 districts in Jharkhand, Manipur, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Maharashtra, Meghalaya, and other states with districts having low vaccination coverage,” the PMO said in a statement.

The meeting will include districts with less than 50 per cent coverage of the first dose and low coverage of the second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine.

Earlier in the day, PM Modi returned to the country following his five-day official visit to Rome and Glasgow where he attended the G20 Summit and the COP26 climate change conference respectively.

More than 106 crore Covid-19 vaccine doses have been administered in India so far. Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said 78 per cent of India’s eligible population has been administered the first dose while 38 per cent have received both shots.

India registered 11,903 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, 14.2 per cent higher than Tuesday. The country’s overall caseload has now mounted to 3,43,08,140, according to Health Ministry data.

As many as 311 deaths were reported in the country in the last 24 hours, taking fatalities due to the Covid-19 infection to 4,59,191. In the last 24 hours, active cases declined by 2,567, taking the total active caseload tally to 1,51,209.


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