Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday took a review meeting with all the Chief Ministers of the state to keep a track on the efforts taken to contain the deadly virus as India witnessed the biggest jump with states confirming over 1,000 cases in last 24 hours in a single day.
The total number of coronavirus patients in the country rose to 7,447. India’s COVID-19 death toll crossed the 200-mark. As many as 40 people passed away due to coronavirus infection just one day the highest single day casualty since the outbreak.
In the meeting with all the Chief Ministers and PM Modi were seen wearing a homemade mask to encourage all to start using one whenever stepping out of their homes.
In a meeting they urged PM Modi to extend the lockdown further till April 30 as the new cases have seen a steep hike.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray urges Modi to extend lockdown till 30 April as the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus has exponentially increased in Maharashtra. As 92 more cases of COVID-19 have emerged in Maharashtra, the number of such patients in the state reached 1,666 on Saturday, the state health department said.
While Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal told Prime Minister Narendra Modi that the lockdown in the National Capital should continue till 30 April at least to contain the spread of the coronavirus outbreak.
He also said that the decision should be taken at the national level as a state-level decision might “not be much effective,” adding that even if the lockdown is eased, “the transportation should not be opened including movement by road, rail or air.”