BANGALORE: Karnataka CM, B.S. Yediyurappa has claimed that everything in his state seems controlled in this ongoing fight against the novel coronavirus. He declared this as Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi gave tips to tackle the current COVID-19 crisis.
The Chief Minister of Karnataka took to twitter to express himself, "We are doing well and everything is in control to fight COVID-19. The Prime Minister gave suggestions to deal with the lockdown situation." This was after his interaction with the PM via video conferencing.
My cabinet and I attended the video conference about #covid19 with PM @Narendramodi today. We discussed vital strategies and actions to implement around the state. We are doing and will do everything in our control to tackle this pandemic.1/2 pic.twitter.com/xoAk2kth8c— B.S. Yediyurappa (@BSYBJP) April 11, 2020
He also mentioned, "PM has said lockdown extension is inevitable, guidelines will be issued about its implementation for next 15 days in a couple of days."
"The PM told us that we must not compromise on lockdown," he added.
State cabinet ministers of all the states of the country also attended the video conference PM Modi conducted with state Chief Ministers. Further steps which are to be taken to contain the rapid spread of the highly-contagious virus were decided in this video conference meeting.
While briefing everyone about the meeting Yediyurappa also tweeted, "We discussed vital strategies and actions to implement in our state. We will do everything in our control to tackle the crisis. Measures to control the infection were also discussed."
Another important leader who hinter towards the extension of the lockdown was current Delhi CM, Arvind Kejriwal. He tweeted, "PM has taken the correct decision to extend lockdown. Today, India’s position is better than in many developed countries because we started lockdown early. If it is stopped now, all gains would be lost. To consolidate, it is important to extend it."
PM has taken correct decision to extend lockdown. Today, India’s position is better than many developed countries because we started lockdown early. If it is stopped now, all gains would be lost. To consolidate, it is imp to extend it— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) April 11, 2020
There also have been indications that the government is planning a graded lifting of lockdown measures. Parts of the country will further be divided into green, yellow, and red zones, as per the number of cases present in the area.