India extended “Lockdown” till May 3

India extended “Lockdown” till May 3

India extended “Lockdown” till May 3

Written by Staff Writer

14 Apr, 2020 | 10:56 am

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced an extension of the nationwide lockdown till May 3 to tackle the spread of novel coronavirus. In his televised address to the nation today(14), the PM also thanked citizens for their efforts to save India.


Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced the extension of a nationwide lockdown till May 3 to contain the spread of Covid-19 as the number of novel coronavirus cases surged past 10,000-mark today. Hinting at partial relief, however, the Prime Minister said there could be some relaxations after April 20 in places where there is no hotspot.

Lockdown 2.0 will come into force from April 14 till May 3, PM Modi said in a televised address to the nation on Tuesday. The 19-day extension of the lockdown till May 3 is an attempt to contain the spread of novel coronavirus which has affected over 10,000 people in India.

PM Modi said the Centre will closely monitor hotspots in states across India and added that those areas where there are no hotspots will get partial relief. “Till April 20, all districts, localities, states will be closely monitored, as to how strictly they are implementing norms. States, where hotspots are contained, could be allowed to resume some important activities, but with certain conditions,” the PM said.

-India Today

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