Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday held a video conference with chief ministers on Monday on ways to strengthen the COVID-19 containment strategy and stepping up of economic activities in a calibrated manner as the 54-day nationwide lockdown nears an end. While some CMs suggested reopening economic activity in phases, others pitched for the extension of the coronavirus lockdown, but with a carefully crafted exit strategy Here is a look at what chief ministers told PM Modi. Delhi Barring containment zones, economic activities should be allowed to resume in the national capital, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said during a video conference chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi with CMs of different states. “During the interaction, the chief minister said economic activities should be allowed to resume in Delhi, except in COVID-19 containment zones,” a source told PTI. The government has already demanded from the Centre that all 11 districts of Delhi be not treated as ‘red zones’ so that more economic activities are allowed in the national capital, sources said. They said that the government wants that in Delhi ‘red zones’ be identified as per municipal wards instead of districts. Recently, the Union health ministry classified the entire national… Read full this story
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