Lockdown is over, get ready for Unlock 2: PM Modi to Telangana CM

South India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday held the second part of two-day interaction with Chief Ministers via video conferencing to discuss the situation post Unlock 1.0


Wednesday's interaction was the second part of the two day interaction, and witnessed participation of States and UTs, including Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Delhi, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal, Karnataka, Bihar, Andhra Pradesh, Haryana, Jammu & Kashmir, Telangana and Odisha.

The Chief Ministers thanked the Prime Minister for his leadership and briefed him about the ground situation in the states and their preparedness to tackle the impact of the virus.

During the PM's video conference, Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao urged the prime minister to put an end to rumours about extending further the lockdown in the country put in place to contain the spread of Covid-19.

As a reply, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has made it clear that the lockdown period will not be imposed again in the country and a period of unlocking has begun. 

"There is a rumour that lockdown maybe once again imposed in the country. I have been telling people that the Prime Minister will not take lockdown decision without talking to all the CMs. Please give clarity on this issue," KCR said. 

According to an official statement by the chief minister's office, Prime Minister Modi had clarified that the lockdown period was over and an unlock period had begun.

"There will not be any lockdown in the country. The four phases of the nationwide lockdown are over. Unlock 1 is going on now. We all should discuss on what to do during Unlock 2," the prime minister said. 

The Telangana chief minister explained to the Prime Minister about measures taken by the state government to contain the spread of coronavirus.

"The state government is making all efforts to contain the coronavirus in the state. COVID-19 is under control in the state, and the death rate is also registering low. We are confident that with the efforts put in by both the Centre and state, we will register a decisive victory over the virus," he said. 

KCR said that Corona cases were reported mostly in Hyderabad and neighbouring districts. 

"We are also putting strong efforts in these areas to contain the spread. I am confident that within days, the spread of COVID-19 would be under control. Migrant workers, Hamalis and labourers from various states are getting ready to work in Telangana. We have to provide facilities for them. The entire country is one, and everyone should have the facility to work anywhere in the country," he added.


With inputs from ANI

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