New Delhi: As India’s nears the end of coronavirus lockdown 2.0, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday held a crucial meeting with Home Minister Amit Shah, Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal as well as Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri to discuss strategy for the road ahead. The lockdown is set to end on May 3. Also Read - Bangladesh Records First COVID-19 Death in Rohingya Refugee Camp
One of the main agendas of the meeting was if flight operations could be resumed as part of the relaxations on May 4. The aviation industry is one of the worst affected sectors amid the coronavirus lockdown that halted any kind of travel – by road or air – in order to maintain social distancing. Also Read - Coronavirus: Nepal Records Highest Single-day Spike With 288 Fresh Cases
The Ministry of Home Affairs had earlier announced its plans to issue certain guidelines on lockdown relaxations that will help boost the country’s economy that took a major hit due to the pandemic. Also Read - Coronavirus in Karnataka: Health Minister Sriramulu Attends Procession, Social Distancing Norms Flouted | Watch
Notably, earlier this morning, the Union Ministry allowed a one-off special train to ferry stranded migrants from Telangana to Jharkhand.