The centre is reportedly considering extension of the nationwide lockdown by another two weeks.
As per reports, after a meeting with chief ministers of states and union territories via video conferring, Prime Minister Narendra Modi could be considering a two week extension of the lockdown.
During the meeting, most of the chief ministers wanted the lockdown to be extended beyond April 14.
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal has hailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s reported decision to extend the lockdown beyond April 14.
In a tweet, Kejriwal said if the lockdown is taken away all gains would be lost as the country fights Coronavirus.
“PM has taken correct decision to extend the lockdown. Today, India’s position is better than many developed countries because we started lockdown early. If it is stopped now, all gains would be lost. To consolidate, it is important to extend it,” Kejriwal said.
His tweet came after Modi held video conferencing meet with chief ministers.
India imposed lockdown till April 14 due to Coronavirus and most of the states had demanded its extension.
According to Prasar Bharati, Prime Minister Modi will not address the nation on Saturday.