PM practices 'social distancing' at Union Cabinet meet

Source : SIFY
Author : SIFY
Last Updated: Wed, Mar 25th, 2020, 14:55:15hrs

New Delhi: The large oval table was gone and Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his ministerial colleagues sat in chairs kept at a distance from each other as they practised "social distancing" to combat coronavirus during a Cabinet meeting in New Delhi on Wednesday.

Pictures showed that the ministers were facing the prime minister and small side tables were provided next to their chairs to allow them to keep their documents.

Usually, the Cabinet members sit around an oval table during meeting.

The Cabinet meeting was held at the prime minister's official residence at 7, Lok Kalyan Marg in New Delhi.

The prime minister has been pitching for "social distancing" to check the spread of coronavirus.

He has announced a 21-day nationwide lockdown to combat the deadly virus.