INDIA: Chhattisgarh CM bhupesh baghel appeal PM Narendra modi via video conferencing to permit the economic activities to function within the borders of the state.

In view of the current status of corona crisis., Baghel urged to extend ban on inter-state road, air and rail facilities but the right of economic activities should be reserved with the state government whether to relax the restriction or not as per the necessity.

Bhupesh Baghel also urged the Prime Minister that the number of PPE kits should be increased and testing facilities should also be expanded. He also suggested that Central University examinations should be postponed or taken online.

Chief Minister Baghel said that lack of clear instructions in the guidelines set by the Central Government for the purchase of test kits is creating confusion. Clear guidelines are required in this regard.

In the statement , He said that the MSME sector in the state is constantly demanding economic package. Due to the extended period of lockdown, the existence of this important sector, which provides maximum employment to the people, is in danger. He requested to announce an early economic package by the Central Government to save these industries.

The state has reported 18 COVID-19 cases. Of these, 10 have recovered, the rest are stable. Baghel said all seven members of the Tablighi Jamaat found infected with the virus have been admitted to AIIMS Raipur. Another 107 Jamaat members have been kept in quarantine.

Emphasizing about the Rationing, The chief minister said out of 56 lakh families in the state, 47 lakh poor families have been given ration for two months. A total of 77,000 people have been placed in quarantine in the state and another 10,000 at state borders.