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Jul 19, 2020
2:03PM

PM Modi calls Tamil Nadu CM to review Covid-19 situation in state; Also reviews Assam flood scenario, assures CM Sonowal of all help

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswamy today and inquired about the current Covid-19 situation in the state.

The Chief Minister briefed him about the ongoing efforts to contain the spread of the pandemic. Meanwhile, in Tamil Nadu, complete lockdown is being observed today for the third consecutive Sunday this July.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been told by the state chief minister Edappadi Palaniswamy that the testing in the state has reached about 48-thousand yesterday.

The Chief Minister told the Prime Minister that all out efforts are being taken in a concerted manner to bring the situation well under control at the earliest.

Meanwhile, for the third consecutive Sunday this month, the state is under complete lockdown. All major cities and towns wear a deserted look. The police have taken intensified efforts to monitor vehicular movements on the road. 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also called up Assam Chief Minister Sarbanand Sonowal today and discussed various issues including the floods, COVID-19 and Baghjan oil well fire.

Mr. Sarbanand Sonowal appraised the Prime Minister of the prevailing conditions and measures being taken by the Assam  government.

The Prime Minister assured all help to Assam to tackle the situations. Meanwhile, the flood condition in the state improved today. But 27 lakh people are still affected in 25 districts. 81 persons have lost their lives so far due to floods. Relief measures are being taken by the administration on war footing. 85 percent of the areas of the Kaziranga National Park is still submerged and the Park Authorities have rescued 134 animals so far.

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