Bengaluru: In what seems to a certainty, PM Modi has expressed his willingness to extend the lockdown for a second time. 

This came to light as he held discussions with chief ministers of several chief ministers over videoconferencing on the same issue. 

“We saw a two-stage lockdown, with strict measures in the first phase and then some relaxations in the second. Good work has been done in the states,” PM Modi told the CMs, as quoted by India Today. 

The PM also said: "Efforts of states should now be directed towards converting the red zones into orange and thereafter to green zones. We have to be brave and bring in reforms that touch the lives of common citizens."

Modi has revealed that masks and face covers will be a part of our lives. 

"Impact of Covid-19 will remain visible in coming months, masks and face covers will be part of life."

The chief ministers who attended the meeting included Arvind Kejriwal (Delhi), Uddhav Thackeray (Maharashtra), E K Palaniswami (Tamil Nadu), Conard Sangma (Meghalaya) Trivendram Singh Rawat (Uttarakhand) and Yogi Adityanath (Uttar Pradesh). Home Minister Amit Shah, Health Minister Harsh Vardhan and top officials from the PMO and Union Health Ministry were also present at the virtual meet.

More on the lockdown:

It was on March 24 that the Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that there would be a lockdown in the entire country. The lockdown was extended again till May 3 with a view to contain the spread of the virus.

However, all thanks to the nosediving economic activities, the Modi government did a rethink to relax the rules. The reopening of shops is a result of this thought.

Due to the coronavirus lockdown, the country has managed to keep the numbers under control to a great extent.

Social distancing and staying indoors is a great weapon in fighting the spread of the virus.