India extends nationwide lockdown till May 3

Agency, 14 April : India has decided to extend complete lockdown of the country till May 3. Indian 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 on Tuesday.

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 expected to be an attempt to contain the spread of novel coronavirus which has affected over 10,000 people in India.


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