Lockdown Extended Until May 3, announces PM Modi. Easing Of Restrictions After April 20

by GoNews Desk 1 month ago Views 852
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In an address to the nation this morning, Prime Minister Modi announced that the country will remain in Lockdown until May 3, extending the 21-day coronavirus lockdown which was to end midnight today. There will be an easing of restrictions after April 20, the PM said.

Here are some of the main points of the PM's address:

  • India to remain in lockdown till May 3
  • Easing of restrictions after April 20
  • All COVID-19 affected areas will be monitored closely
  • Stricter vigil on states, local authorities and police stations over lockdown enforcement
  • In limited areas like agriculture, some activity will be allowed under stringent guidelines
  • Containment of hotspots will be a priority
  • PM calls for respecting corona warriors - doctors, nurses, sweepers and police personnel.
  • To business and industry: Don't terminate your employees
  • Those affected by lockdown should bear difficulties as 'soldiers of the nation'
  • Testing being done in over 220 labs.
  • Over 1 lakh beds in India and 600 hospitals for treating COVID-19 patients. Facilities being expanded.
  • India acted fast, still better off than other major affected countries
Also Read: WHO Report: No Evidence BCG Vaccine Protects Against COVID-19

COVID-19 cases have already crossed the 10,000 mark in India

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