Central govt considers lockdown extension
Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has chaired a meeting of the Group of Ministers on Tuesday to discuss a lockdown exit plan. But the majority of ministers have favoured the extension of lockdown. Even the states like Maharashtra, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh and Punjab are in favour of extending lockdown while some states like Karnataka and Kerala want phased withdrawal of lockdown. However, the final decision will be taken by Prime Minister Narendra Modi after speaking to floor leaders of various political parties through video conference on Wednesday afternoon.