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28 April 2020 Current Events Lockdown May Extend Beyond May 3, PM Modi Indicated on Monday

In a video conference with Chief Ministers on Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi hints at extending the lockdown beyond May 3 keeping in view the spike in numbers of positive Coronavirus cases in the country. The PM asked the states to convert COVID-19 challenges into opportunities through governmental reforms and has also suggested forming their policies on relaxing the lockdown based on "ground reality". Moreover, at least five of the states pitched for the extension of the ongoing lockdown beyond May 3. Especially the CMs of Bihar, Uttarakhand, Odisha and Himachal showed concern that it would be untimely to lift the lockdown when states are pouring with fresh Coronavirus cases every day. The head of the states also said the focus should be on saving lives at this point of time and reopening of business might not turn fruitful in this scenario. However, few of the CMs asked for some relaxation in lockdown in COVID-19 free districts as well. The PM further said that the lockdown had a positive impact as the country has managed to save thousands of lives in the past one month. Though the overall number is rising daily in the country, the fatality rate is low as compared to other nations. Monday's video conference was Modi's fourth of such interaction since March 22 when he first spoke to the CMs of the states about COVID-19 situation. 


Lockdown May Extend Beyond May 3, PM Modi Indicated on Monday

In a video conference with Chief Ministers on Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi hints at extending the lockdown beyond May 3 keeping in view the spike in numbers of positive Coronavirus cases in the country. The PM asked the states to convert COVID-19 challenges into opportunities through governmental reforms and has also suggested forming their policies on relaxing the lockdown based on "ground reality". Moreover, at least five of the states pitched for the extension of the ongoing lockdown beyond May 3. Especially the CMs of Bihar, Uttarakhand, Odisha and Himachal showed concern that it would be untimely to lift the lockdown when states are pouring with fresh Coronavirus cases every day. The head of the states also said the focus should be on saving lives at this point of time and reopening of business might not turn fruitful in this scenario. However, few of the CMs asked for some relaxation in lockdown in COVID-19 free districts as well. The PM further said that the lockdown had a positive impact as the country has managed to save thousands of lives in the past one month. Though the overall number is rising daily in the country, the fatality rate is low as compared to other nations. Monday's video conference was Modi's fourth of such interaction since March 22 when he first spoke to the CMs of the states about COVID-19 situation. 




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