"Jaan Bhi Jahaan Bhi": PM Indicates Lockdown With Economic Strategy

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today stressed on saving both lives and the economy at a video conference with the chief ministers of 13 states. While discussing if the ongoing three-week lockdown to check the spread of the highly contagious coronavirus should be extended, he modified his previous remark and said, "Jaan bhi, jahaan bhi" (both lives and economy are important).

PM Modi, after the four-hour meeting, has indicated that the lockdown amid the COVID-19 pandemic would be extended by two weeks after considering the request of the chief ministers, who preferred a longer containment period. The lockdown was scheduled to end on Tuesday.