He said that the country needs to be united and work as a team in these testing times, instead of pointing fingers at each other.
In new guidelines, the government has made some changes and allowed more services to resume operations across the state. Himachal Pradesh is under a lockdown from May 7 to May 17.
These vaccine doses include 96,27,650 Healthcare Workers (HCWs) who have taken the first dose and 66,22,040 HCWs who have been administered the second dose.
Dr VijayRaghavan had recently said that a third wave of the pandemic is inevitable. However, it can be resisted if country takes adequate measures for prevention, he had added.
In this period, all offices and educational institutions will be shut, the government notice said, while adding that even transport services, including Kolkata Metro, will come to a halt.
The meeting comes severe criticism by opposition leaders over handling of the second wave of covid-19 which has overwhelmed hospitals across the country.
For the past 23 days, India has reported over 3 lakh cases, while 3,000 people have been dying to covid-19. In the first week of May, the country had reported over 4 lakh cases for four days in seven days.
More than 50 teams of the NDRF (National Disaster Response Force) are on duty in five states - Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat and Maharashtra.
Bengaluru, country's worst hit city by the pandemic, has reported 14,316 new cases of coronavirus, taking its covid tally to 0,29,312, including 3,60,862 active cases, while 6,59,203 recovered, with 12,898 discharged in the last 24 hours.
Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, talking about India's situation, warned that the pandemic's second year will be "far more deadly" than the first for the world.