Prime minister Narendra Modi is considering a potential extension of the lockdown after his video convention with chief ministers to debate points surrounding the coronavirus disaster. Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal tweeted his support for the choice on Saturday. He wrote, “PM has taken right choice to increase lockdown. Right now, India’s place is healthier than many developed nations as a result of we began lockdown early. Whether it is stopped now, all good points can be misplaced. To consolidate, it’s imp to increase it.”
PM has taken right choice to increase lockdown. Right now, India’s place is healthier than many developed nations as a result of we began lockdown early. Whether it is stopped now, all good points can be misplaced. To consolidate, it’s imp to increase it
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) April 11, 2020
Nonetheless, there has been no official announcement in regards to the extension of the nationwide lockdown. As of now, the lockdown is scheduled to carry on April 14. In accordance with sources, Kejriwal had additionally urged the extension of the lockdown until April 30 throughout his name with PM Modi.
The Centre is deliberating on the request made by a majority of states to increase the continued nationwide lockdown. If that is considered, the lockdown might lengthen for 2 extra weeks after April 14.The proposal to increase the lockdown until April 30 was supported by chief ministers of at the very least seven states in a digital assembly with PM Modi.
Within the assembly, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal supported the extension. He said, “If states determine size of lockdown, then the combat in opposition to the coronavirus gained’t be efficient. If the lockdown is eased, all types of transport, both rail or highway, shouldn’t be allowed.”
India has over 7,400 confirmed coronavirus circumstances and has reported 239 deaths. Delhi has reported 903 circumstances which is the third-highest in all Indian states. There have been 13 deaths in Delhi because of the coronavirus to this point.