GUWAHATI, May 15 - Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today said the State government is for extension of lockdown by at least two weeks, about which it had informed the Centre. �During the video conferencing with the Prime Minister, we have recommended to the Centre to extend the lockdown period by two more weeks.
We have also submitted to the Centre our proposal to implement the lockdown with necessary rules and relaxations,� Sonowal said.
�Prime Minister Narendra Modi had asked all the States to submit their recommendations for extension, relaxation and withdrawal of lockdown and accordingly we have submitted the same.
The Prime Minister will take a call keeping in mind the recommendations from all the States,� Sonowal said without divulging the details of the proposal.
The third lockdown to fight spread of novel coronavirus in the country will end on May 17.
On the COVID-19 pandemic, he said that these are unprecedented challenges that we are encountering.
�The challenge before us will increase.
But we must not panic and need to move forward, with caution,� he added.