Coronavirus Lockdown: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is discussing the question of advancing the nationwide lockdown with chief ministers of all states today (11 April). During this meeting, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal suggested that the lockdown be extended to 30 April. In the discussions through video conferencing, a decision can be taken on whether to extend the 21-day nationwide lockdown implemented to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. During video conferencing, Prime Minister Modi was seen discussing with a mask. Apart from this, Chief Ministers of many states are also wearing masks.
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, in the video-conferencing of PM Modi with the Chief Ministers, suggested to PM that the lockdown should be extended till April 30 all over India. #Coronavirus (file pic) pic.twitter.com/cF4hCzhIDV— ANI (@ANI) April 11, 2020
The video conferencing of the chief ministers with the prime minister is taking place at a time when many states and many experts have urged the central government to extend the 21-day nationwide lockdown implemented on March 25 from April 14 because of the coronavirus. Modi on Wednesday told the leaders of various political parties, including the opposition in the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, that the nationwide lockdown implemented due to the coronavirus will not be removed at once. He had emphasized that saving the life of every person is his government's priority.
Lockdown Extension: According to an official statement, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that many states, district administrations and experts have suggested increasing the lockdown to prevent the coronavirus from spreading. However, taking a step forward in Odisha, it has decided to increase the lockdown in the state by 30 April.