President Kovind to hold discussions with Governors, LGs on COVID-19 response

President Ram Nath Kovind, along with the Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu, will hold a video-conference from Rashtrapati Bhavan today with Governors, Lieutenant Governors and Administrators of all States and Union Territories to bolster the efforts at the Central and State level to contain and manage the crisis arising from the outbreak of COVID-19, according to press release.

This will be second such videoconference with Governors/LGs and Administrators of States and UTs.

In the first videoconference held on March 27, 14 Governors and Delhi Lt. Governor shared experiences in their territories. The remaining Governors/LGs and Administrators will share their experiences today, the statement said.

The agenda of the conference will be the status of COVID-19 in the States, the role of the Red Cross with focus on vulnerable sections, and the role of civil society/voluntary organisations/private sector in complementing the efforts of the Union and State governments to contain the spread of the Novel Coronavirus, it said.