Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold a virtual meeting with state chief ministers today to discuss the COVID-19 situation. According to the reports, the prime minister will also discuss the vaccine distribution strategy with the states. PM Modi is expected to hold two back to back meetings, one with eight states with high caseloads and another with states and UTs to discuss vaccine distribution strategy, sources said.
The prime minister, till now, has held several virtual meetings with states over the coronavirus situation. While the national daily COVID-19 case count has remained below 50,000 for some time, several urban centres have witnessed a surge, resulting in enforcement of several measures, including curfews in some cities.
The UK government on Monday said that the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency’s (MHRA) is reviewing data from Pfizer/BioNTech to determine whether its COVID-19 vaccine meets “robust” standards of quality, safety, and effectiveness.