The central government is considering the request of most states to extend the nationwide lockdown enforced due to Kovid-19 for two weeks after 14 April. The government said this after a video conferencing of the Chief Ministers on Saturday with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Modi told the Chief Ministers in this meeting that the focus should now be on “Jaan Bhi, Jahan Bhi” and this is necessary for India’s “bright future, prosperity and healthy India”.
Chief spokesperson of the government KS Dhatwalia tweeted, “During video conferencing on the Corona virus issue in India, the chief ministers of most states urged the prime minister to extend the lockdown by two weeks.” The government is considering this request. “There are indications that the lockdown may be extended with some leeway in economic activity. Sources said that other proposals including reduced restrictions in areas unaffected by the virus are being considered.
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Earlier, Delhi Chief Minister and AAP Convenor Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday said that the Prime Minister has taken the right to increase the lockdown. Today, the situation in India is better than many developed countries, because we started lockdown long ago. If it is stopped now, then everything will have no meaning. In such a situation it is necessary to increase it.
Please tell that the number of corona cases in the country has increased to 7447, in which 642 people have also been corrected. In the last 24 hours, 1,035 cases related to this epidemic were reported, while 40 lives were lost. The number of deaths in the country so far from Corona is 239. This information has been given by the Government of India at around 4.30 pm on Saturday.