Prime Minister Narendra Modi has condemned and expressed distress at the incidents of misbehaviour with students and from North East and Kashmir amidst the ongoing lockdown due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19)
During an interaction with the Chief Ministers of all the states, he condemning and expressing distress at the instances of attacks on the doctors and medical staff, and at incidents of misbehaviour with students from North East and Kashmir, underlined that such cases need to be dealt with firmly.
He also spoke about the need to curb Lockdown violations and ensure that social distancing is followed.
Talking about the Exit Plan from Lockdown, Prime Minister said that there seems to be a consensus amongst the states on extension of Lockdown by another two weeks. He underlined that the motto of the government earlier was ‘jaan hai to jahaan hai’ but now is ‘jaan bhi jahaan bhi’.
Prime Minister talked about strengthening healthcare infrastructure and reaching out to patients through telemedicine. He also suggested that direct marketing for farm produce can be incentivized to prevent crowding in mandis, for which model APMC laws should be reformed swiftly. Such steps will help farmers sell products at their doorstep.
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