Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a review meeting through video conference with the Chief Ministers of various states on April 27th, 2020 in order to decide over the extension of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) induced lockdown.
Except Meghalaya and Himachal Pradesh, all other states were in favour of lifting the Covid-19 lockdown.
“We have mooted to continue with the lockdown post-May 3rd with relaxation on activities in Green Zones or Non-Covid affected districts in #Meghalaya,” Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma wrote on Twitter.
This is Modi’s fourth such interaction with state chief ministers since March 22nd, 2020. Two days later on March 24th, Modi announced a 21-day nationwide lockdown.
The Prime Minister extended the lockdown by 19 days on April 14th, 2020, the last day of the initial three-week shutdown, till May 3rd, 2020.
On April 27th, 2020, only nine Chief Ministers got to speak on COVID-19 crisis and lockdown due to time constraints.
Chief ministers of Meghalaya, Mizoram, Puducherry, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Odisha, Bihar, Gujarat and Haryana were able to interact with Modi. Other chief ministers were asked to send their submissions in writing.
“I talked about actions taken by our state and the disciple and cooperation of people! I thank the Central Government for their care and various endeavours,” said Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga.
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