New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold talks with the chief ministers of all the states and union territories (UTs) today and tomorrow and discuss the coronavirus crisis in the country. In his meeting, the Prime Minister will likely discuss about the easing out the restrictions amid the alarming rise in the number of coronavirus cases. This will be the sixth meeting between the Prime Minister and various chief ministers on the coronavirus crisis.

According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the number of coronavirus cases in the country stands 3.43 lakh while the death toll has increased to 9,900 while 1,80,013 people have been cured and discharged from hospitals.

Here are the LIVE updates on coronavirus pandemic:

17:04 pm: We are confident that in the coming month we will start taking decisions on the resumption of international flights. I do not want to put a timeline here, all stakeholders and travellers need to be taken into confidence, says Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri

16:38 pm: 380 more COVID-19 cases reported in Nepal in the last 24 hours taking the total number of cases in the country to 6,591, says Nepal Health Ministry

16:15 pm: To even think of stepping out without a mask or face cover is not right at present. ‘Do gaj ki doori’, hand-washing and use of sanitisers is of utmost importance. With markets opening and people stepping out, these precautions are even more important: PM Modi

16:15 pm: For us the death of even 1 Indian is unsettling but it is also true that India is one of the countries where there have been least deaths due to COVID19: PM Modi

16:14 pm: The recovery rate has gone above 50% in India: PM Modi

16:14 pm: In last few weeks, thousands of Indians returned to India from abroad & hundreds of migrant workers reached their home towns. Almost all modes of transport have resumed operations, still COVID19 impact has not been that huge in India as in other parts of world: PM Modi

16:13 pm: 2 weeks have passed since Unlock1, our experience during this time could be beneficial for us in future. Today I will get to know ground reality from you, your suggestions will help in chalking out future strategy: PM Modi

15:35 pm: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's meeting with the chief ministers has begin

15:29 pm: During the last 24 hours, 10,215 COVID19 patients were cured. A total of 1,80,012 patients, so far, have been cured of COVID19. The recovery rate rises to 52.47%, which is indicative of the fact that more than half of positive cases have recovered from the disease, says Health Ministry

14:45 pm: 193 more COVID19 cases, 2 deaths & 81 discharged in Andhra Pradesh in the last 24 hours. Total number of cases in the state is now at 5280, including 2341 active cases, 2851 discharged & 88 deaths: State's COVID19 Nodal Officer

14:39 pm: Assam reports 10 new COVID19 cases, taking the total number of cases to 4,319 including 2,205 recoveries and 8 deaths. Number of active cases stands at 2,103, says state Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma

14:14 pm: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh to also participate in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's meeting with Chief Ministers via video conference today at 3 pm.

13:39 pm: Delhi's Health Minister Satyendar Jain tests negative for COVID19. His condition is stable though he still has fever.

13:39 pm: No new positive cases reported in Himachal Pradesh today. The total number of COVID19 positive cases in the state is 556 including 194 active and 343 recovered: State Health Department

12:44 pm: Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting to be held on June 23 to discuss current situation in the country in the wake of coronavirus crisis, reports ANI

12:43 pm: This facility should be operational with 120 beds in the next 2-3 days and will gradually be ramped up to 250-300 beds. In Delhi, 30-35 hotels will be requisitioned; we will be able to add 3000-3500 beds, says Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal

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12:04 pm: COVID-19 pandemic poses an unprecedented global health threat to all of us. It is only through partnership and cooperation that we will be best able to ensure a healthy future for our people, says US Ambassador to India Kenneth Juster

In the spirit of cooperation US government, through Agency for International Development, is pleased to provide the Indian people with a donation of 200 ventilators and today we are pleased to handover the first tranche of 100 ventilators to the Indian Red Cross, says US Ambassador to India Kenneth Juster

11:51 am: Just In: Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain has been tested for COVID-19 after fever, drop in oxygen level, reports PTI

11:18 am: CM Uddhav Thackeray's coordination with all the cabinet ministers is very good. No one is upset; talks happen with Balasaheb Thorat and Ashok Chavan. As we come out the current crisis in the state, CM will hear what everyone has to say, says Shiv Sena's Sanjay Raut

11:00 am: PM Modi To Hold Talks With CMs Today, Likely To Discuss Easing Out Restrictions And Lockdown

10:40 am: 108 new COVID19 cases reported in the state in the last 24 hours. The total number of positive cases in the state is now 4,163, says Odisha Health Department

10:40 am: 115 COVID19 positive cases and 1 death reported in Rajasthan today, 9 recovered and 5 discharged. The total number of positive cases in the state now stands at 13,096, including 302 deaths, 9794 recovered and 9,567 discharged, says state Health Department

10:40 am: 2 deaths and 11 new COVID19 positive cases have been reported in Maharashtra Police; the total number of positive cases rise to 3,626 including 42 deaths and 2,187 recoveries, says Maharashtra Police

10:18 am: Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain Admitted To Hospital For High Fever, To Be Tested For COVID-19 Today

10:17 am: Delhi: Surya Hotel in New Friends Colony to be attached to Holy Family Hospital in the area for treating COVID19 cases, reports ANI

9:58 am: Out of the 2,301 samples tested yesterday for COVID-19, results of 35 are positive, says Lucknow's King George's Medical University (KGMU)

9:37 am: 10,667 new COVID19 cases and 380 deaths reported in the last 24 hours. The total number of positive cases in the country now stands at 3,43,091 including 1,53,178 active cases, 1,80,013 cured/discharged/migrated and 9,900 deaths: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

9:08 am: Two new COVID19 positive cases have been reported out of 316 samples tested. All cases are from Kohima QC. The total number of positive cases in the state is 179 including 87 active cases and 92 recovered, says Nagaland Health Minister S Pangnyu Phom, as reported by ANI

8:55 am: Meanwhile, a report by suggests that PM Modi will also discuss about a special strategy for the containment zones and the emerging epicentres of the coronavirus cases in the country.

8:30 am: According to report by The Hindustan Times, PM Modi will likely discuss with chief ministers about keeping the death rate or the case fatality rate low in the country, adding that a detailed action plan for this purpose has already been chalked out

8:03 am: The Chief Minister has directed to conduct a survey of vacant buildings in Gurugram dist so that they can be used for isolation of COVID patients when required. He also directed to monitor sample testing in private laboratories and to ensure timely uploading of their reports, says Haryana Chief Minister's Office

He also said that it is necessary to enter name and address of the person who gets his test conducted. He assured that a person belonging to any state can get his sample tested for COVID in Gurugram, he only has to give his correct address, says Haryana Chief Minister's Office

7:45 am: 'Have No Plan To Impose Lockdown Again,' Says Arvind Kejriwal As Coronavirus Cases Rise In Delhi

7:30 am: 4 new COVID19 cases confirmed last night, taking the tally to 121 in Mizoram. 3 are returnees from Delhi while 1 returned from Maharashtra. All are from Aizawl District, asymptomatic, between ages 24-30, under quarantine, says Mizoram government

7:17 am: The active number of coronavirus cases in India is 1,53,106

7:17 am: While 1,69,798 people have been cured and discharged from hospitals

7:16 am: Meanwhile, the number of coronavirus cases in the country stands 3.32 lakh while the death toll has increased to 9,520

7:16 am: PM Modi to interact with CMs of states and representatives of union territories today to discuss ways to check the pandemic as a phased lockdown exit continues across the country

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma