West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee is likely to skip PM Modi’s Covid-19 review meeting with all the chief ministers. It is reported that she is busy with her election campaign schedule. The State Chief Secretary will attend the meeting on her behalf. Mamata skipped the meeting last time as well.

The Prime Minister to interact with chief ministers at 6.30 pm. The meeting will be held through video conferencing. Fresh COVID-19 cases hit an all-time high in India on Thursday, surpassing the 1.26 lakh mark in a single day.

According to the Union Health Ministry, the country recorded 1,26,789 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours. With this fresh surge, the total number of infections has reached 1,29,28,574.
With 685 new COVID-related deaths in the last 24 hours, the toll in the country has mounted to 1,66,862.