New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday addressed a video conference with the chief ministers of all the states taking stock of the coronavirus situation as the country is battling with the rising numbers amid a 21-day national lockdown. Union home minister Amit Shah, defence minister Rajnath Singh were also present. Also Read - Jan Dhan Yojana News: Know When You Will Receive Rs 500 in Your account

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Arunachal Pradesh CM Pema Khandu tweeted what PM Modi had said to the CMs. “War has just begun now. We can never content. Let us no mistake. Every 24 hours we must be alert; unitedly we must fight to defeat the outbreak of COVID19. This is a fight which must be fought by each of us. This is a war which cannot be left alone to health workers, policemen or the govt. Time is now for all different ideologies to unite to defeat the enemy of mankind,” PM said, as quoted by the Arunachal CM.

Dissuading the states to announce bigger packages, the PM is believed to has asked the CMs to be realistic and practical as they announce relief packages. “Time is now to leverage technology to fight #coronavirus. Let us not compete to announce packages! It is for all of us to be realistic and practical. The fight could go for any length and we can’t predict how things will turn,” the PM said.

PM Modi urged CMs to make sure that the states practice social distancing even after lockdown.