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'Discussed the way ahead in post-Covid era': PM Modi after CMs meeting

Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a marathon meeting via video conferencing with chief ministers of states and UTs on the Covid-19 situation in the country. Indian Railway opened booking of tickets on IRCTC portal for train travel which is set to resume in a graded manner from Tuesday.

By HT Correspondent | Updated: May 11, 2020 23:30 IST
'Discussed the way ahead in post-Covid era': PM Modi after CMs meeting
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday held a meeting via video conferencing with chief ministers and asked them to spell out how they want to deal with the lockdown regime after May 17 when the third spell of the lockdown expires.

The number of coronavirus cases in India has reached 67,152. So far, 2,206 have lost their lives due to the infection. Maharashtra, Gujarat, and Madhya Pradesh are among the worst affected states that together account for almost half the number of cases and around 72% deaths in the country.

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On the global spectrum, nations like France and Spain are gradually easing lockdown restrictions despite the risk of a second wave of the pandemic.

05:35 PM IST

Punjab CM says states should decide on red, green, orange zones

PM Modi's meeting with CMs: Punjab CM seeks Centre's permission to allow States to decide on red, orange and green zone, which will ease facilitation of business and economic activities to start. Financial situation of our state is not good; all industries are closed, I am unable to run the State, we are loing revenue.

15th Finance Commission should review the situation in view of the covid-19 crisis and suggest release of financial assistance.

05:32 PM IST

Home delivery made compulsorily cashless in Ahmedabad

Home delivery has been made compulsorily cashless in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. To prevent spread of Covid-19 through currency notes, it is mandatory to accept digital mode of payments through Unified Payment Interface (UPI)&other platforms:Gujarat Additional Chief Secy Rajiv Kumar Gupta,reports ANI.

In addition, every delivery staff in Ahmedabad will compulsorily have to download Aarogya Setu App on their mobiles.

05:27 PM IST

Uttarakhand CM wants curbs on economic activities only in containment zones

At video conference with PM Modi, Uttarakhand CM said, "Restriction on economic activities should be confined to containment zone. We are ensuring that farmers benefit through a number of initiatives of the government.

05:25 PM IST

Qatar Airways to gradually restart suspended routes

Qatar Airways CEO expects flights to be 50% - 60% full as it gradually restarts suspended routes. He said the airline will start with global hubs of its partner airlines: Reuters

05:22 PM IST

Inter-state supply chain should be allowed to function properly: Rajasthan CM

Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot: Inter state supply chain should be allowed to function properly; People without ration card should also be provided with certain relief.

Economic task force has been constituted in our state; migrant labourers who are stranded and are not going back should be engaged in certain activities.

04:43 PM IST

Starting train services can spread coronavirus: Telangana CM

The Telangana CM expressed fears that resuming train services can spread the coronavirus, and screening etc will be difficult. Lockdown should be confined to containment zone and be continued. Immediate response from Centre is required for defining zones

04:39 PM IST

Telangana CM opposes resumption of train services

CM Telengana KCR: "We are fully prepared to tackle the situation; train services should not be allowed, we want Centre to devise proper strategy and put train service to be on hold."

04:37 PM IST

Lockdown should be limited to containment zone: Gujarat CM

Gujarat CM says that lockdown should be limited to containment zone; economic activities have to start with safety measures; schools and colleges should open after summer holidays; public transport should slowly start

04:32 PM IST

Gujarat CM thanks PM for support extended to the state

Gujarat CM Rupani says: Lockdown has helped to contain Covid; we thank PM for all support extended to our state. We are using Arogya Setu aap for surveillance and it has helped us immensely.

To boost immunity of Covid positive cases, we are encouraging Ayurvedic home made remedies as suggested by Ministry of Ayush.

04:29 PM IST

Chhattisgarh seeks funds from Centre to begin relief work

Chhattisgarh CM: Centre and States should work together in this crisis; He seeks permission from Centre to allow states to define red, orange and green zone, which will facilitate effective and time bound alert; Seeks funds from centre for initiating relief work

04:23 PM IST

We're bringing back stranded migrants at our own cost: Chhattisgarh CM

Speaking at the CMs meeging with PM Modi, Chattisgarh CM Bhupesh Bhagel said, First train with migrants from Gujarat has reached today, we have asked people without symptoms to home quarantine; we are bringing back our stranded residents at our own cost; no CMs have sought for any assistance so far to take back their citizens.

04:19 PM IST

Over 4200 Covid-19 cases, 97 deaths reported in last 24 hrs: Govt

At the Centre's media briefing on Covid-19, health ministry spokesperson informed that there have been 4,213 corona cases and 97 deaths reported in last 24 hrs till Monday 8 am, taking total cases to 67,152 and death toll to 2,206.

He added the total number of recoveries is 20917, 44029 people are under active medical supervision. Recovery rate is now at 31.15%.

04:14 PM IST

Tamil Nadu CM seeks 2000 cr special grant for state from Centre

Tamil Nadu CM at meeting with PM Modi seeks early release of NHM funds, release of 2000 cr special grant to Tamil Nadu, pending GST amount to be released. Chief Relief fund should be entitled to receive CSR funds, he demands.

04:10 PM IST

People with corona symptoms shouldn't hide them: Health Ministry

Health Ministry spokesperson at media briefing on Covid-19 situation: We need to try and see that those with corona symptoms shouldn't hide it but come forward and seek treatment

04:05 PM IST

Bengal CM says federal structure should be respected

At PM's meeting with CMs, Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee concludes with request to the Centre that the federal structure of the Govt should be respected

First published: May 11, 2020 05:53 IST