Lockdown extended till 3rd May
In order to flatten the curve of coronavirus in the country, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi today extended the nationwide lockdown till May 3. He stated that implementation of the lockdown will be strictly ensured in its second phase and detailed guidelines will be brought out on Wednesday. ‘
He added, however that some relaxations may be allowed after April 20 in places where there are no hotspots. “Till April 20, every town, every police station, every district, every state will be tested on how much they are adhering to the lockdown; how much the areas have protected themselves from coronavirus. It will be observed. Some necessary activities may be allowed in areas that will pass this litmus test; areas which will not be among the hotspots and are less likely to turn into hotspots.”
The PM also noted that the country has managed to contain the pandemic well compared to many developed countries due to its holistic approach in dealing with the crisis and sacrifices made by people of the country in the fight produced tangible results.