Covid-19: States, experts ask Centre for extension of lockdown periods

Interacting with leaders of political parties in Parliament, through video conferencing, the Prime Minister said that several state governments, district administrations and experts have asked for extension of the phase of lockdown to contain the spread of the virus.

He noted that in these changing circumstances, the country should simultaneously try to bring about a change in its work culture and working style.

The Prime Minister said, the country is facing serious economic challenges as a result of COVID-19, and the government is committed to overcome it.

Saying that the entire world is currently facing the grave challenge of COVID-19, Mr. Modi added that the present situation is an epoch changing event in mankind’s history and India must evolve to counter its impact.

He praised the efforts of state governments working together with the Centre in this fight against the pandemic. Mr Modi said that the country has witnessed constructive and positive politics through the coming together of all sections of polity to present a united front in this battle.

The Prime Minister also praised the sense of belonging, discipline, dedication and commitment with which each and every citizen is contributing in this endeavour, be it in following social distancing, Janta Curfew or the Lockdown.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will interact with chief ministers of all states on Saturday on Covid-19 situation. Earlier, Prime minister had two interactions with chief ministers over the issue.

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