With the 54-day lockdown imposed by the Center as an act against the global pandemic nears an end, the Prime Minister Shri. Narendra Modi has held a video conference meeting with the Chief Ministers.
Unlike in earlier meetings where only a few CMs were allowed to speak, today, all of them were permitted to share their views of containing the pandemic post lockdown.
The PM has appreciated the efforts of all State and UT Governments in the fight against Coronavirus. Nevertheless, he reminded me that the pandemic hasn’t ended yet. The challenge that lay ahead us is to prevent the virus from spreading to the villages.
At the start of the meeting, in his address to the CMs, he said, “There is a global recognition for India’s success in handling the COVID-19 pandemic and Govt of India appreciates the efforts made by all state governments in this regard. Let us stay the course as we move forward together.”
He stated that the officials have now had enough experience over the operations to make decisions wisely, so as to separate what is right and what is wrong.
He also stressed the need to ensure rural India remains unaffected and safe from the pandemic and this crisis.
He expressed optimism in the rise in India’s Economy, which could be slow, but will surely happen.