By : ABP News Bureau | Updated: 27 Apr 2020 01:16 PM (IST)
Coronavirus In India LIVE Updates:: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday held a video conference with chief ministers to discuss the situation arising due to the coronavirus pandemic in the country, which has been under lockdown since March 25 to contain the spread of the virus, amid indications that the interaction would also focus on a graded exit from the ongoing lockdown. During the interaction, Prime Minister Modi commented that the lockdown has proved effective and has helped India in reaching a better position as compared to the rest of the world.
A total number of novel coronavirus cases in India neared the 28000-mark on Monday with more than 800 deaths in India. The total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases rose to 27,977, including 20,570 active cases and 6523 discharged patients.
In Delhi, at least 29 healthcare workers, including doctors, nurses, paramedics and other staff of Baba Saheb Ambedkar Hospital here have tested positive for Covid-19
PM Modi Seeks States’ Suggestion During Meeting With CMs; Hails Centre-State Coordination
After the meeting of PM Modi with CMs got over, Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma said the state wants the lockdown in the state to continue beyond May 3 to stem the spread of COVID-19.
What PM Modi said today during interaction with Chief Ministers: As the nationwide lockdown approaches its purported end on May 3rd, Prime Minister Modi held extensive interaction with the Chief Ministers and Lieutenant Governors of Indian states and Union Territories on Monday morning. The meeting concluded after a span of almost three hours. During the dialogue, PM Modi made the following comments:
- PM Modi has said in the meeting that the collective efforts by the Center and the states are showing the effect
- He said that the lockdown has proven effective and we are getting the benefit of it
- India is in a better position than other countries at the time of the pandemic
- Wearing of masks and the formula of ‘do gaz doori’ must be the new norms
- Chief Ministers of all the states made suggestions in discussions regarding lockdown with the Prime Minister
As per the information received, several states have mooted for the extension of lockdown to deal with the pandemic. Meghalaya wants the lockdown in the state to continue beyond May 3 to stem the spread of COVID-19, Chief Minister Conrad Sangma said on Monday after a teleconference with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The chief minister, however, said some relaxations will be introduced in green zones and non-COVID-19 affected districts after the nationwide shutdown has been lifted. However, as per sources, no clear indication was made in the meeting on whether the lockdown will stay or will be extended.