In what would take a lot of preparation to deal with, the government resources, as per a report by NDTV, has said that Centre is considering the states’ request to extend lockdown to curb the coronavirus spread.
For the unknown, states, including Telangana and Uttar Pradesh have earlier requested PM Modi to extend the lockdown as the countrywide cases seem to be rising at a slow but regular pace.
“My personal opinion is that lockdown has to continue longer. We need to save lives, later we can save the economy,” Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhara Rao had said.
To note, all this comes after PM Modi said that the states must be prepared for a long haul. He also urged the state governments to come up with a “graded plan,” which was seen to indicate a gradual rollback.
Union Minister, Prakash Javadekar said that if the lockdown is extended, it would be in countries favour and will be declared at the right time.
“We are monitoring the world situation every minute. A decision will be taken in the national interest. A decision in this regard will be declared at the right time,” Mr Javadekar said, adding that officials are assessing the situation.