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PM Modi discussed lockdown strategy against COVID-19 pandemic with Chief Ministers
PM Modi discussed lockdown strategy against COVID-19 pandemic with Chief Ministers

The Prime Minister highlighted the importance of the lockdown to the people. He also asked the people to adhere to Social Distancing in saving people's lives.

12 April 2020 Current Affairs:Prime Minister Narendra Modi discussed with the Chief Ministers of States, through video conferencing, about the strategy to tackle COVID-19. Several States requested the Prime Minister to extend the lockdown for two more weeks. The meeting met with a consensus on the extension of lockdown by another two weeks in the country. PM directed all the citizens to fulfill their responsibilities and follow lockdown instructions.

Lockdown extension:
The Prime Minister highlighted the importance of the lockdown to the people. He also asked the people to adhere to Social Distancing in saving people's lives. He also stated that the motto of the government earlier was ‘Jaan hai to jahaan hai’ but now is ‘Jaan bhi jahaan bhi’.
It should be noted that the combined efforts of Centre and the States have reduced the impact of COVID-19. But, the COVID-19 cases are rapidly evolving, constant vigilance is of paramount importance.
It was emphasized that the coming 3 to 4 weeks will determine the impact of the virus. The Prime Minister also assured that India has adequate supplies of essential medicines.