PM Narendra Modi, who conducted a four-hour conference on the video call on Saturday with at least 13 state governors, stated that the lockdown throughout the amid of the COVID-19 pandemic would be extended by 2 More Weeks Of Corona shutdown after observing the demands of the state governors who favoured a longer quarantine period. By fighting the pandemic, PM Modi has indicated a change from protecting life to preserving all life and the economy. Three weeks ago, while introducing the shutdown, Prime minister Narendra Modi said, “Jaan hai toh jahaan hai (the universe exists if life exists).” Toward the end of today’s meeting, however, he emphasized “Jaan bhi jahaan bhi (both life and economy are important)” as the lockdown has placed severe stress on business. Sources claim the council of ministers was ordered to resume function from Monday after speaking on the “jaan bhi jahaan bhi” by the prime minister.
- At least 13 chief ministers arranged a four-hour video conference with PM Modi
- All the chief ministers demanded that PM Modi extend the lockdown
- The lockdown was set to end on Tuesday
Coronavirus: “PM (Narendra Modi) took the right decision to prolong the lockout,” tweeted Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal
Mr Modi also described the next three to four weeks as “significant” in his evaluation of the effects of the steps taken so far.
“Over the last 2 More Weeks Of Corona shutdown shown incredible patience but also chose to stay inside their houses and started to maintain social distance since, as people talk about ‘Jaan Hai To Jahan Hai’ [the world for the living], today we have to also admit ‘Jaan Bhi Jahan Bhi’ [life and world],” the PMO statement quoted the Prime Minister Narendra Modi as trying to say, expressing an evolution of the strategic plan. 2 More Weeks Of Corona Lockdown
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