Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar revealed that Prime Minister Modi hinted on ‘Lock-In' word for small businesses. In such situation small businesses with less manpower could be allowed to work from offices locking inside of Offices. Stating about the interaction with Prime Minister Modi via Video conferencing, Haryana CM said that we need to keep the social distancing everywhere as it is only left solution during this pandemic time.
Though the decision on relaxation and other decisions would be compliance to Central Government and all decisions and directions formally yet to be issued by Government. On other hand four states Odisha, Punjab, Maharashta and Telangana have extended state level Lockdown till April 30.
Chief Minister of Haryana Shri M L Khattar said after interaction with Prime Minister Modi, that it may be allowed to small businesses to work from Offices locking inside, during next phase of lockdown, which is most probably be an extension in current 21 days lockdown, said CM. Focusing on social distancing, in today’s video conferencing interaction Prime Minister received reviews and suggestions from all Chief Ministers of states over lockdown.
As per reports it is commonly agreed by all Chief Ministers that lockdown should be extended. However Prime Minister taking economic prespective may relieve some relaxations for some sectors in some particular Green Zones, Prime Minister planned of three zones himself, sources said.
After video conferencing, CM Khatter revealed that message was clear from the meeting, that lockdown would be extended as some states have already taken extension in particular states. CM Arvind Kejriwal on other has suggested to extend the nationwide lockdown till April 30 whereas CM of Punjab asked for some relieve for Agriculture sector.
CM Manohar Lal Khattar in his briefing said 'On situation of lockdown Prime Minister has used a word 'lock-in' which we all should make the situation look like. Means all small businesses and Institutions where few employees are working would need to remain in offices even during lunch time'.
So far no official announcement has been made by Prime Minister on decision after April 14, though some speculation are being made that PM likely to address the nation in coming days.