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PM Modi to Meet Chief Ministers Today to Discuss Coronavirus Lockdown Exit Strategy

This will be PM Modi's fifth meeting with chief ministers on the lockdown strategy.

This might be PM Modi’s fifth assembly with chief ministers on the lockdown technique.

Although Covid-19 instances are doubling at a quicker tempo at current, the final sentiment within the authorities appears to be in the direction of an extra rest.

  • News18.com New Delhi
  • Last Updated: May 11, 2020, 12:51 AM IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will maintain a gathering with chief ministers on Monday to debate the subsequent stage within the exit from the nationwide lockdown enforced to comprise novel coronavirus outbreak and varied points comprising the financial system, officers stated on Sunday.

The Prime Minister’s Office took to Twitter to share the knowledge that he would maintain the assembly by way of video-conference at Three pm. This might be his fifth assembly with CMs to debate post-lockdown technique.

Although Covid-19 instances are doubling at a quicker tempo at current, the final sentiment within the authorities appears to be in the direction of an extra rest so the nation can transfer in the direction of a gradual un-lockdown.

Sources stated the main focus of the assembly might be on additional rising the financial actions and on tackling the pandemic in containment zones as the present lockdown is to finish on May 17.

According to well being ministry information, constructive instances have elevated from 39,980 on May Three to 62,939 on Sunday and the variety of deaths have elevated week from 1,301 to 2,109.

The progress in instances has been linear and never exponential due to the lockdown, however the fear for the federal government stays that the restrictions haven’t managed to flatten the curve, in contrast to in different nations the place lockdowns have been imposed.

According to sources acquainted with the matter, there will certainly be extra concessions when it comes to what’s allowed after May 17, however that there’ll probably be no modifications for Covid-19 hotspots and containment zones.

The announcement of the assembly comes after Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba chaired a gathering with Chief Secretaries and Health Secretaries of all states and Union Territories (UTs) to overview their standing of Covid-19 administration.

At the assembly, the chief secretaries knowledgeable Gauba in regards to the scenario of their states and in addition stated that whereas safety is required from the virus, financial actions additionally wanted to be stepped up in a calibrated method.

The lockdown, enforced on March 25, was initially supposed to finish on April 14. It was prolonged to May 3, after which once more to May 17, though many extra relaxations have been given with the extensions.

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