Coronavirus: During the video conference, PM Narendra Modi and Chief Ministers discussed tracing the contacts of those who have been found infected with COVID-19
Contact tracing of those feared to be exposed to the deadly virus and isolation of those who test positive of the virus are likely to be discussed in the meeting, sources said.
The meeting is underway.
Issues such as spread of coronavirus, movement of migrants, availability of essentials and contact tracing of Tablighi Jamat participants are also likely to come up for discussion.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Home Minister Amit Shah and top bureaucrats were present along with the prime minister.
This is for the second time the prime minister is holding a video conference with the chief ministers after the spread of coronavirus, and the first after the 21-day lockdown came into force.
On March 20 also he had interacted with the CMs. The lockdown was enforced on March 24.
According to the health ministry, death toll due to coronavirus touched 50 on Thursday. Total number of positive cases has risen to 1,965 in the country.