Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said to extend the nationwide lockdown by 30 April as the next two weeks are going to be very difficult and challenging to deal with Kovid-19. Banerjee said that West Bengal is also in favor of continuing the restrictions till the end of April.
Mamta Banerjee said, “The Prime Minister has said to extend the lockdown till 30 April during the video conference with the Chief Ministers. We agree with the central government. The Prime Minister also said that the next two weeks are going to be very difficult and challenging. All of us should stay in the houses keeping more vigilance.
Banerjee said that he urged the central government to ensure close monitoring in the border areas so that there is no movement during this period. He said, “We have demanded a financial package from the Prime Minister to deal with the corona virus in the state. We have asked the Center to announce a package of Rs 10 lakh crore for the states.
Let us know that earlier Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal wrote on Twitter that amid the Corona crisis, PM Modi has taken a good decision for the benefit of the country by increasing the lockdown. However, no announcement has been made by PM Modi in this regard.
Most of the Chief Ministers present in video conferencing with PM Modi appeal