PM Modi attended second Global Covid virtual summit

Tags: Summits

PM Narendra Modi participated in the Second Global COVID Virtual Summit on 12 May at the invitation of US President, Joseph Biden.

  • The summit aims to promote new actions to address the challenges of the pandemic and build a strong global health security framework.

  • The theme of the summit is ‘Preventing Pandemic Fatigue and Prioritising Preparedness’.

  • Secretary General of the United Nations, Director General of World Health Organisation and other dignitaries participated in the summit.

  • The Prime Minister had also participated in the first Global COVID virtual Summit hosted by President Biden on 22 September 2021.

  • India is playing a key role in the ongoing global effort to combat the pandemic by developing safe and affordable vaccines, drugs, low-cost indigenous technologies and capacity building of health care workers.

  • India is also actively participating in multilateral fora with the World Health Organisation aimed at strengthening and improving the global health security framework.

  • Current status of COVID in India

  • According to health ministry data India recorded 2,505 new Covid-19 cases and 52 deaths on 11 May 2022.

  • While the total number of cases stands at 43,112,690, the total deaths reported are 522,864.

  • According to the ministry data the total number of recoveries stands at 42,557,939. 

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