Will Lockdown Be Extended Further? PM Modi To Meet CMs Tomorrow

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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will interact with Chief Ministers of various states via video conference on Monday (May 11) afternoon, the Prime Minister’s Office said. According to reports, the Prime Minister will review India’s progress in containing coronavirus disease while gradually restarting economic activities in a phased manner.The meeting will also be attended by home minister Amit Shah, finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman, health minister Dr Harsh Vardhan along with senior officials from the centre including the home and health secretary.
Some officials familiar with the context of the prime minister’s meeting said more concessions were likely to be introduced after May 17, but the number of Covid-19 hotspots and containment zones is unlikely to change.The government had classified all 773 districts in the country into three zones- Red, Orange and Green, to indicate the level of economic activity and restrictions in place in each of these districts. 130 districts were identified as part of the Red Zone, 284 as Orange Zone and 319 as Green Zone.

“While earlier meetings used to be about lockdown challenges and how to deal with them, the high-level meetings are now about what to do next,” said a source, referring to a series of meetings, on education, power, financial sector, agriculture, civil aviation sector among others, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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