PM Modi, Amit Shah meet to discuss lockdown strategy
New Delhi : PM Narendra Modi on Friday met Home Minister Amit Shah and other senior officials to discuss the strategy for lockdown that ends on coming Sunday. A decision on restrictions and extension is likely to be taken by tomorrow.
The number of positive coronavirus cases has shown a sudden jump in India after the restrictions were eased in several parts of the nation to revive the economy.
Some of the Indian states have already extended the lockdown with their own set of restriction and none of them will be stopped from doing so.
States like Karnataka have demanded the reopening of religious centres, which, the sources say, will need a political call.
Religious places and gatherings, which draw huge crowds and challenge attempts to enforce physical distancing, have stayed banned since the country went into lockdown in late March.
According to a news report, Amit Shah spoke with several Chief Ministers to take a feedback on lockdown 4 and churn out further plan.
All Chief Ministers have given their views on how they want to move forward. Over the last few days, the Prime Minister's Office has also reviewed the entire lockdown period and the trend of virus cases and deaths.
The government's options include staying with the National Disaster Management Act, which empowers the Centre to take all the decisions regarding health, which is a state subject.