New Delhi: During a video conference with Prime Minister Narendra Modi today, the chief ministers of Punjab, Delhi, Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh asked to extend the lockdown.
“I am available 24×7. Any chief minister can speak to me and give suggestions (on COVID-19) anytime. We should stand together shoulder-to-shoulder,” PM Modi said.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal asked PM Modi to extend lockdown till April 30 to fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The decision to continue the lockdown should be taken on a national level,” Kejriwal said.
“If the states decide the length of the lockdown on their own, then the fight against the coronavirus won’t be effective,” said the Chief Minister of Delhi.
“If the lockdown is eased, all kinds of transport, either rail or road, should not be allowed,” he added.