At least nine Chief Ministers are expected to speak at Prime Minister Narendra Modi's video-conference with Chief Ministers that began this morning, the third since the countrywide coronavirus lockdown started on March 25. The meeting's agenda is to review the extension of the lockdown and a clear exit plan. The Chief Ministers of Bihar, Odisha, Gujarat, Haryana, Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh and the Union Territory of Puducherry are likely to speak today. From the northeast, the Chief Ministers of Meghalaya and Mizoram will speak. Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan skipped the meeting and sent the Chief Secretary to represent the state. Mr Vijayan said the focus of today's meet is on the northeast and that it is not mandatory for all states to attend. Among others present at the virtual meet are Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan, and top officials from the Prime Minister's Office and the Union Health Ministry.