CM Arvind Kejriwal and a few other politicians joined a video conference with PM Modi on Saturday. In the meeting, Delhi Chief Minister asked the centre to extend the pan-India lockdown till April 30 amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The decision to continue the lockdown should be taken on a national level,” Mr Kejriwal said. “If the states decide the length of the lockdown on their own, then the fight against the coronavirus won’t be effective,” he added. Delhi currently has the third-highest number of coronavirus cases following Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra.
States like Odisha and Punjab have already extended the lockdown till April 30.
As per the reports, PM Modi will likely address the nation after consulting the CM of other states. He also made sure that he is available 24/7 and the CM can approach him whenever they want.