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PM Modi, Amit Shah in huddle over lockdown strategy amid rising Covid-19 cases

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi looks on at the ASEAN-India Summit on the sideline of the 35th ASEAN Summit in Bangkok, Thailand, 3 November 2019 (Photo: Reuters/Athit Perawongmetha). Sketched by the Pan Pacific Agency.

NEW DELHI, May 29, 2020, Hindustan Times. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and home minister Amit Shah are in a huddle over the way forward as the fourth phase of lockdown ends this week, Hindustan Times reported.

The escalation in numbers might prove to be a big worry as the country reported 7,467 new cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in the last 24 hours in the highest single-day surge, taking the tally to 165,799, according to the Union health ministry.

The meeting comes a day after the home minister spoke to chief ministers to discuss their views on extending the lockdown and future strategy to fight the pandemic.

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