India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi is currently discussing all strategies to prevent further spread of Coronavirus. The Prime Minister just had a video conference meeting with Chief Ministers of all states. The meeting on April 11, 2020 puts a lot of weight on extending the lockdown beyond April 14. But The Prime Minister is thinking of a minimal of 2 weeks or 14 days extension.
The Health Ministry of India, says the confirm cases count of Coronavirus has increased to 7,450 and the death count is around 230.
Arvind Kejriwal, current Chief Minister of Delhi, advised extending the national lockdown period. The spread of the virus is somewhat under control due to the lockdown. But if it is not maintained throughout the worse will happen.
PM has taken correct decision to extend lockdown. Today, India’s position is better than many developed countries because we started lockdown early. If it is stopped now, all gains would be lost. To consolidate, it is imp to extend it
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) April 11, 2020
The states cannot decide the length of the lockdown on their own.
What do the other states think of the extension in lockdown?
But, Punjab and Odisha have declared an extension of lockdown in their states till April 30. While some other states are following the same principle. Telangana and Delhi took a positive step by making masks compulsory in public. Amarinder Singh, Chief Minister of Punjab, says ” there is a big curiosity surrounding the rate of disease. The nation is prepared for a long battle ahead. ”
My cabinet and I attended the video conference about #covid19 with PM @Narendramodi today. We discussed vital strategies and actions to implement around the state. We are doing and will do everything in our control to tackle this pandemic.1/2 pic.twitter.com/xoAk2kth8c
— B.S. Yediyurappa (@BSYBJP) April 11, 2020
The Central government ordered the states not to allow any religious gatherings or processions.
As of now, Globally the Coronavirus is destroying countries. The United States reports a death toll of 18,755. The global death count has passed 102,000. Everyone throughout the world is to stay inside. Because Self-quarantine is the best way to prevent Coronavirus. Nationwide lockdown might be a bit extreme but it is necessary at such times of distress.
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