The decision comes about after considering the request of the chief ministers.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that during the Covid-19 pandemic, India’s blockade will be extended by two weeks.
According to an NDTV report, this decision was made after considering the Chief Minister’s request, which tended to extend the containment period.
Most states require Prime Minister Narendra Modi to extend the blockade by two weeks.
The Prime Ministers of several states made this request in a video conference with Prime Minister Narendra Modi earlier today.
“Most states requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to extend the lockdown for 2 more weeks. The Central Government is considering this request,” Government of India (GOI) sources said.
The 21-day national blockade announced by the Prime Minister last month ended April 14.
Earlier today, the Prime Minister held a video conference with prime ministers from several states on the status of the corona virus and its blockade to prevent its spread.
Modi thanked the states for supporting the 21-day national blockade decision and praised how all states have worked together to control the spread of the virus.
The prime minister also warned in advance that the global situation was still far from satisfactory, and was made aware of speculation that a second wave of viruses could spread in certain countries.
At the meeting, the chief ministers of Delhi and Punjab proposed to extend the national blockade to prevent the spread of the coronavirus throughout the country. It is worth noting that the governments of Orissa and Punjab have announced the extension of their blockades.
When the Prime Minister and the Secretary of State first met, they discussed measures to combat Covid-19.