The lockdown will remain in the red zone; Push “Do Gaz Doori”, PM says: 10 points


New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi indicated today that the coronavirus lockdown could continue beyond May 3 in parts of the country worst affected by the pandemic a.k.a hotspots or “red zones”. In a video meeting with Chief Ministers, PM Modi called for an exit plan from each state based on red, orange, and green coding of districts according to the number of COVID-19 cases. But even as the districts with fewer cases reopened for business, the PM said, masks and “Do Gaz door (six feet apart)” would continue to be a way of life for times to come. Addressing worries that the extended lockdown would come at a great cost, the Prime Minister told the Chief Ministers: “There is no need to worry on the economy front, our economy is good.”