PM Narendra Modi praised efforts of states working together with the Centre in fight against COVID-19 crisis; political parties suggested extension of lockdown

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New Delhi: PM Narendra Modi praised efforts of states working together with the Centre in fight against COVID-19 crisis. Prime Minister Narendra Modi today suggested that it will not be possible to lift the nationwide lockdown on April 14 as the country reported more than 5000 cases of the coronavirus disease.

In his meeting via conferencing with floor leaders of parties with five or more MPs, Modi said the entire world is currently facing the grave challenge of COVID-19, adding that the present situation is an era-changing event in mankind’s history. “We must evolve to counter impact.” he said. He also praised the efforts of states working together with the Centre in fight against the pandemic.

Situation in country is akin to a ‘social emergency’; it has necessitated tough decisions and we must continue to remain vigilant. States, District administrations and Experts have suggested extension of Lockdown to contain spread of the virus: PM during interaction with MPs.

It should be noted that Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a meeting with floor leaders of parties whose combined strength in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha adds up to 5 MPs, via video conferencing today, on #COVID19 situation in the country.

Around 80 per cent of political parties suggested extension of lockdown at Wednesday’s meeting with PM says Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad after the meeting.

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